Mural Sized Installation at Sharp HealthCare

mural_install_2-web-237-croppedI recently delivered the largest print I have made to date—84 x 108 inches, or 7 by 9 feet. The piece was commissioned by Sharp HealthCare for their new downtown San Diego medical facility.

It hangs twenty feet above the floor in the building’s three story entrance lobby. It is also viewed from overlooking spaces on the second and third floors.

The photograph, SEASTACKS AND FOG, was shot on 4×5 film at low tide on a remote cove near Cape Scott at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The trail to the beach winds though a towering temperate rain forest. Often this image evokes comparisons to the Chinese landscape art tradition.

The print was mounted by Fine Art Solutions of Los Angeles on a structure they fabricated with an aluminum back-frame. At something over 200 pounds, the piece posed a risky installation challenge which was handled expertly (read, VERY carefully) by Rob Markoff and crew of Artrageous in San Diego. They built a custom cradle on the basket of a scissors lift to raise and position the print before lowering it onto wall mounted cleats and securing it to withstand possible bouncing during earthquakes.

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