Steamer Lane - Santa Cruz, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe
N 36° 57.567 W 122° 02.940
10S E 584662 N 4090796
Quick Description: Long black-and-white mural of a big wave at Steamer Lane
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 11:57:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM9QG1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The wave is huge - painting the top half was done using a cherry-picker lift, and the whole thing reportedly required 18 gallons of paint. Black and white for a mural is unusual, but was a natural extension of the artist's prior work which has been large charcoal-on-paper portraits. The black renders the main wave a weighty graphic shape, almost solid, rather than translucent and shifting as most of us perceive waves to be.

This is a fairly ugly area where railroad tracks cross a wide street near some light-industrial buildings, so the mural is a big improvement.
City: Santa Cruz

Location Name: railroad-track side of 820 Swift Street

Artist: Marvin Plummer

Date: 9/27/09 unveiled

Media: acrylic on concrete

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