The mural for Locke High School, "Knowledge Moves Mountains", has been submitted to the 2014 Collaboration of Art + Design competition. The goals of the CODAawards are to "celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space. Awards honor the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day." GriffinMade's entry can be seen here or by clicking the image below.
The administrators at Locke High School wanted to end the school year by showing a time lapse of the painting project.
In January I started working with a group of 10th graders at Locke High School in Watts. The administrators wanted to improve the school grounds while engaging the students throughout the process. They had identified one wall of the classroom building as the ideal spot for a mural. After meeting with the students to hear their thoughts on art and their school, I created the design for "Knowledge Moves Mountains". Over the last several weeks, the group of 10th graders and I cleaned, primed and painted the mural.
Over the last several months I have been project managing the fabrication and installation of the lobby artwork for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. The artwork was created by Dominique Moody, an assemblage artist who recently completed an artist-in-residence at the Watts Towers Arts Center and is now an artist-in-residence at Zorthian Ranch. After months of fabricating, Standard Sculpture was ready to install the artwork this past week. Here are some photos of them maneuvering around a very tight space as they installed the work. The new hospital will celebrate its official opening in April 2014.
The CoD+A Awards were established to celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space. The Awards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us (As stated on The Arts Commission's website). The jury selected the top 100 projects out of 433 entries. The coutyards made the top 100! Below is a link to the courtyards as well as a link to all one hundred projects. There are some amazing designs in the group and GriffinMade is honored to be in the mix.
Sepulveda Dam in Los Angeles screenprinted on handmade tote bag. Screenprint colors are blue and light pink. Tote bag is made from blue denim salvaged from the garment manufacturing process. Tote bag is tapered with 1 1/2" gusset and one interior pocket.
Dimensions are approximately 15 1/2"L x 15 1/2"W at bottom of taper and 12"W at top of taper.
Single strap is approximately 11 1/2"L x 3"W.
A billboard from the streets of Los Angeles screenprinted on a handmade tote bag. Screenprint colors are light purple and fuschia. Tote bag is made from black denim salvaged from the garment manufacturing process. The tote bag is tapered with 2″ gusset and one interior pocket.
Dimensions are approximately 12″L x 13″W at bottom of taper and 10″W at top of taper.
Single strap is approximately 11 1/2″L x 3″W.