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.
The design for this poster came from a large stripe that I've been working on....a stripe big enough to cover the side of building. I was curious to see how the stripe would work when it was scaled down and repeated in a slightly different way. I kept the screen print colors simple - just black and white. I especially like the poster that has the triangles leftover from last week's prints.
While some items appear on both websites, the GriffinMade Etsy shop features very limited runs like the "STRIPES ONLY" collection. This collection is made up of striped scarves sewn as giant tubes. The scarves can be worn several different ways depending on your preference. They are all made from remnant fabric and come with a set of rubber rings which are by-products of skateboard wheel manufacturing. Hop over and take a look.