Vancouver Mural Festival 2017 
Bathing Man                                                                                                                         Photo by Bianca Gueco

I was one of the 25 selected students who was given a chance to showcase in the Emily Carr University Parking Lot Exhibition at the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival that took place on August 12, 2017. Each student was given a parking stall and seven hours to complete their juried mural design. The only restriction was to keep the design within the borders of the stall. 

I knew that I would be given a very short period of time to finish the mural, so I decided to go with a simple graphic cartoony style. The mural was supposed to be in the public space as well, so I didn’t want to have a very complex image. I wanted to have an instant reaction from the viewers. I thought that a funny image would make the work engaging and memorable. Humour also fitted the cartoony style I was planning to do, so I decided to play with the absurd imagery. Rectangle is a very strict and rigid form. My design was dictated by the shape of the provided space. All parking lots I have seen are usually very dark, grey and empty. It’s not a place where people would normally go to relax. I started to think about the associations I had with this geometric shape and combined it with my ideas. The final lead me to the bathing man design. 



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    Bathing Man
  2. Man on the Beach
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    Man on the Beach
  3. Parking Stall Progress
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    Parking Stall Progress
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