Google Headquarters Murals

I’ve done several murals for Google from the cafeteria to massage rooms and from a tech shop to mother’s nursing rooms. Google’s theme for the original Ann Arbor location was to use Michigan cities or landmarks. The cafeteria was a tribute to Kellogg and Battle Creek. There were hundreds of tiny “droids” I painted throughout the mural with a special neon green paint. The droids were hybrid creations of everything from butterflies to forest drones. Click on any photo for a pop-up gallery in each section.


The two massage rooms were “Michigan dunes” and “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.” Several of the walls in Google had strange angles in them. I used the open angle in the Pictured Rocks mural to enhance the 3D appearance on the rock formations. The finished mural looked like a photograph.

The tech shop was a little different, as you’ll see in the gallery below. For that mural, I was asked to paint from a small sketch someone made that depicted animals and a landscape made up of circuitry.





When Google moved to the new location on the north side of Ann Arbor, I was asked to do these murals. One of them was installed, but I’m not sure what happened to the other two as they changed interior decorators in the middle of the job.


Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson is a graphic artist, muralist and classical singer from Dexter, Michigan.

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