Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wrapping up the metal mural project. One panel at a time.

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After 180+ hours of studio time and 25+ hours of prep work (Thanks Freshbooks!), our KGMS large scale mural project with Henriquez Partners Architects is finally wrapping up. We’ve spent the past few days packaging all 15 panels up for final art delivery for Tuesday morning. We’ve got exactly 5 more panels to package up for tomorrow but we’re excited that it’s finally finished. This project was a bigger undertaking than we originally thought and have learned a ton from working with such large scale metal panels along with using enamel paints and in combination with KRINK markers and spray paint (KRINK and MOLOTOW markers apparently don’t work well on spray painted surfaces. Who knew!). We’ll be sure to post more photos up once it’s installed at the Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School location. We’re also very thankful to have had Albert Law document the whole project which we’ll post on this site soon.

For now, check out some of the panels in the studio and them getting packaged. A video will also be available to show our production process. Read More »

A month in the making and still going.

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We’ve been busy painting each giant metal panel by hand for the past month and we’re making progress in finishing all 15 panels as there only a few left. The whole process has taken a lot longer than we thought due to the enamel paints we’ve been using. Enamel is what old sign painters used to use and although it takes forever for this stuff to dry it is still worth the extra effort since they’re made to last for a very long time outdoors.

We’re also really excited to have Albert Law come in to document the whole behind the scenes process. Check out his photography work at albertlaw.ca

This is a project with Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver | http://henriquezpartners.com/

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