A 4,000 square foot mural installation in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Celebrating the
Working Men and Women of Puerto Rico. Space before and after.
Artist and muralist Tom Christopher is working with
art students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño
to create more than 4,000 square feet of murals in the tradition of Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera portraying
the struggle and pride of workers.
Tom and the students worked in a shared studio space to develop the ideas and panels.
The project contributes to the neighborhood revitalization.
Wall of working drawings on exhibit in in the shared studio
Collaboration with students on mural project: A Celebration of the Workers of Puerto Rico
Don Sigovitch and Roger Huyssen (left) producing museum quality tile scans
Installing the understructure
DieBond panels 48 by 96 being screwed onto a steel framework.
AP reporter Danica Coto joins us 30 ft up to cover the installation.
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Mason's Trowel, (Automotive enamel, 10'6" x 65’) was painted to be seen on two levels: at close range the image is
obscured, one sees only the garish automotive enamel paint splashed over raw corrugated steel. Many passersby miss the
subject and react solely to the surface. Secondly, from inside the Park, the image comes into focus as a growing
steel-nosed tool watch-dogging the art park. A symbol of development serving as a reminder of the unsecured status
of the Park itself. Bob Prezioso, Harold H. Anthony Inc was generous to provide both the working surface and all the materials used.
Floating I Beam, 35' by 65' Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City NY. 1987
Painted with automotive paint on
galvanized corrugated steel, this mural ran along Vernon Blvd at one of the steel factories that once lined the waterfront.
Now demolished and soon to be a residential development.
Tom Christopher Mural for the lobby of the London Terrace Gardens in Chelsea, NYC
Tom Christopher Murals for Fox Sports Broadcasting
Tom Christopher Roseland Ballroom Mural (details), 225 ft x 23 ft