Archive for October, 2014

Californian Public Art Project

Earlier this year, Alisa, our California based agent was contacted by the Public Art Program for the city of Oakland in California to produce a tiled mural for a public art project for the West Oakland Youth Centre. The Public Art Program commissions original works of art for public spaces throughout Oakland to enrich the city’s visual environment, integrate the creative thinking of artists into public construction projects and provide a means for citizens and visitors to enjoy and experience cultural diversity. Public Art projects are funded through a 1.5% allocation from all eligible City of Oakland capital improvement projects and eligible grant revenue. The chosen artist for this collaborative art project was visual artist Robert Trujillo from the Bay Area of California. Robert’s striking illustrations are bright and colourful.

Piece of Robert Trujillo's artwork

This permanent piece of Robert’s artwork is made up of a several sections, the largest and most complex part of the mural surrounds the main entrance, so there was a lot of careful measuring to be done! A tile plan for the mural was created to check the placement of the artwork and all the sizes were correct one last time, then we were ready to print!

The mural was installed in September and unfortunately there were a few tiles that were installed incorrectly and needed replacing. Robert simply quoted the reference numbers printed on the edge of the tiles and we were able to easily replace them.

The finished mural made up small and large sections is over 30 square metres and looks amazing. It has made such an impact to the appearance of the exterior of the building and it won’t even fade in the Californian sunshine!

Feedback from Robert Trujillo;

 

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