RADICAL, 2020

a mural for Duke City BMX Arena, a City of Albuquerque facility

20' x 77'

@1011 Buena Vista Dr SE, Albuquerque

Funded by City of Albuquerque Public Art Program

Radical was commissioned by the City of Albuquerque Public Art Department through a program entitled “MuraLove.” The design was developed from analog drawings of international BMX racers that were assembled and colored within PhotoShop. To make an accurate grid at a massive scale, I printed a 1” : 1’ scale color output. With this visual map, my assistants and I used chalk snap lines to guide us through its 40-day production period. This mural required the use of a 19’ scissor lift, as well as the negotiation of mildly unstable concrete, wind and weather, and COVID-safety protocols.

Assistants: Natalie Sept and Nico Cifuentes

photos by Matt Oberer