HEROES AND HEROINES OF THE 21 ST CENTURY
A CIVIC WALL MURAL FOR DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY: 250 S. 400 W.
A 50 FT. X 30 FT. UPDATE FOR THE ICONIC COVER of THE BEATLES' ALBUM: SGT. PEPPER'S LONLEY HEARTS CLUB BAND.
The Beatles personify the constructive role of art & artists to the wider culture. Their direction in music and philosophy voiced an awareness of new possibilities for a compassionate and ethical society. In continuation of this legacy, we will reassert the aesthetic the Beatles brought to the world through our mural. Under the direction of Jann Haworth, the co-designer of the original cover, for which she received a Grammy, we will create a reinterpretationof the cover.
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"The original album cover, famous though it is, is an icon ready for the iconoclast. We will be turning the original inside out... ethnic and gender balancing, and evaluating for contemporary relevance." - Jann Haworth
Collaborating on the mural's direction with Jann Haworth are SpyHop Productions, Global Artways/YouthCity, and local, national and international artists.
The mural will be in a triptych format. With the central space allocated for the main mural, the outer wings will provide an ongoing arts project where all the artists involved in the project will create portraits of themselves, together with significant lcoal people who match the character of the mural. In this way the mural is a living Fine Art site, a changing piece acting as an in-process outdoor gallery. In its first incarnation the mural will create images of up to 100 people by as many as 30 artists of all ages.
In 2005 a number of figurative sculptures made by local artists will be added to new mural. The centerpiece will be a metal sculpture with head spaces allowing the public to pose and photograph themselves as part of the mural. Finally, the peice will be enhanced by a sound system and lighting design.