All photos courtesy of Bergette Photography
2019 Saya Woolfalk Mural: Cincinnati, Ohio
Mural Teaching Artist
Charley Frances joined the Cincinnati ArtWorks staff during the summer of 2019 as a Mural Teaching Artist for the implementation of this 90 ft. x 45 ft. mural. Designed by Saya Woolfalk, over the course of 8 weeks from June 17 – August 9, 2019 a team of 3 teaching artists and 14 youth apprentices brought this mural to life.
About the Design
This mural features a series of mandala-like portals inviting the viewer in to explore pattern work encouraging personal reflection. The mural will be activated with performance and projection mapping designed by Woolfalk and featured as a part of the 2019 BLINK festival, Illuminated by ArtsWave.
About Saya Woolfalk
Saya Woolfalk is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. Born in Gifu City, Japan to a mixed race family marrying Asian and African American heritage, Saya Woolfalk lives, works, and performs the provocative concept of cultural hybridity. Her trans-national background informs colorful, multi-disciplinary work which explores the future of racial and cultural cross-pollination and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity.
Collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
This mural was created in conjunction with the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) during Saya Woolfalk’s Cincinnati installation “A Cabinet of Anticipation”, July 12 – October 27, 2019.