I smelled like cedar for the first couple of hours I started working on this project. Added a couple layers of gesso and then started with color.
My first commission of the year and an exciting project with the City of Dublin, California. I painted two large Adirondack chairs, which will be installed in the Spring and available for auction in the fall. I am really excited to be working with the City. This particular experience was seamless and enjoyable.
The Dublin Heritage Park and Museum are prety spectacular they have a ten-acre park with historic buildings, lawns, a historic cemetery, and picnic areas.
Featured are two museums on site: the 1856 Murray Schoolhouse, which houses a permanent exhibit on Dublin’s history; and the Kolb House, a historic house museum. Also on site are the 1859 St. Raymond Church, and the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery.
I applied for the project in late 2019 and they will be temporary art displays which are a great way to bring people together and activate spaces around Dublin. Similar to utility boxes, they also add an element of interaction that I really enjoy. Watching someone sit on a piece of artwork you created feels pretty amazing. There are a total of 18 different artists and the theme of the project is “New American Backyard”
The completed chairs will make their first appearance at the City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival, March 14-15, 2020. The Adirondack chairs will then be on display at select businesses, parks, and events throughout Dublin, March through September 2020. Come out and see them all. Make sure to take note of the chair or chairs that you like best, as all of the chairs will be sold at an auction during a City fall event. Proceeds will benefit the City’s Public Art Program.
I am looking forward to following up with these chairs and seeing where they are placed in Dublin as well as where they end up after the auction.