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Art at Large 2.0

Art at Large 2.0 is finally finished and as always I am so excited and grateful to be a part of it. I love that the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Art Dept is utilizing it's incredible skills and talents to add to the environment around campus. We *could* live with ugly construction barriers, but why? The arts beautify otherwise dull and depressing spaces and creates a sense of community when student artists and community artists work side by side. Which is a new part to this iteration of Art at Large, more students involved = more learning. More learning = better quality of life. Here's hoping I'll one day be able to get my own students involved! Chee!

Sustainable Squid - Original Sketch for UH Manoa

Sustainable Squid - Original Sketch for UH Manoa

Check out the Timelapse Video:

Art at Large 3.0 is being planned as we speak! I really hope to be a part of it and maybe you can too! The art dept donates all it's time and talent but they still need something to paint with. Each iteration of Art at Large costs $2-3,000. To support go HERE and mention ART AT LARGE in comment. Every little bit helps and it means everyone can enjoy the arts! Mahalo!

The final Mural: "Sustainable Squids" 8" x 20" Uh Manoa, House Paint on Board, 2017

The final Mural: "Sustainable Squids" 8" x 20" Uh Manoa, House Paint on Board, 2017

2017 / ART AT LARGE 2.0 (HENKE HALL I / Work in Progress) 
ARTISTS
Jimi (Tita) Coloma
Anne Fontanilla
Jelly Freedle
Aubrey Gamboa
Gideon Gerlt
Dannah Hildago
Tommy Hite
Richard In
Li (Pan) Kaipeng
Kristelle Kawasaki
Mary Kim
Sok Kim
Jenny Liang
Zoey Liu
Chrissi Morales
Kailee Morikubo
Carson Pellanda
Kylie Popa
Kurt Sakahara
Boz Schurr
Geoff Siu
Mark Yoshizumi

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2017/365 (One Second a Day)

Year Four.

A few years ago I saw a Tedtalk by Cesar Kuriyama and It was life changing. I have always been an artist who cares deeply about the process of making art. So much so that the actual art pieces in a few instances became remnants or the journey and the process, rather then being the main artwork. The actual making of the art became the art itself. You can see this in some of my timelapses: where I paint a mural and then I destroy it to paint another one the next day. It's time consuming and physically challenging but without the timelapse I don't think I would be able to appreciate the work as much if all I had was the final product. 

So four years ago I began doing the same thing with my life. Modeled after that Tedtalk I began documting not only the process of my artwork but my whole life.

I make my video a little differently from Cesar Kuriyama by editing some of the clips to be longer and adding uplifting music. I also try to focus only on the positive. I do not think this denies the challenges and struggles of the year, I still remember the black toenails I got when training for the Honolulu marathon and the time I stayed up so late to paint a mural for a non-profit I didn't sleep that night and still had a full day of teaching the next day, but instead I think it helps me to re-enforce why all those difficult moments are worth it. 

Here are the other three years. A lot has changed in myself, my students and everywhere, so it's nice to look back on a full, rich life.

Year three:

Year Two:

Year One:

Mahalo for being a part of my life! Thanks for looking!

<3 Boz

Mural for Island Distillers

With everything going on right now I almost forgot to write about my big BIG mural in Hawaii Kai! A few months ago I was approached to do this large mural on a new distillery/tasting room for Island Distillers which opens late summer 2016. Little did I know what I was getting myself into! 

 

Check out my slideshow with some in-progress shots as well as a view of the final piece.

Over 100 feet long and 16 feet tall I can safely say this is the biggest painting I've ever done. Since I'm teaching full time this project had to be completed on the weekends in the early morning to outpace the sun. This means driving from Ewa to Hawaii Kai at 4am! Whew! (for those that don't know, this means driving across Oahu every weekend for two months!)

I am pretty proud of this big mural. Beside a few days where someone had to hold the ladder (to make sure I don't get blown off by the wind eek!) I did this mural entirely solo. I've learned a lot from this experience but I think I can safety say now I am an experienced mural painter. Mahalo for looking and I'll be sure to send an invitation to the big opening soon. Please sign up for my mailing list so you don't miss any great events or invites coming up!

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Interested in commissioning a mural for your office, school, home or other space? Visit the store or murals section of my website for more information or send me an email and let's chat about it online or over coffee! 

Aloha, Boz

 

Mural for Hawaii Palms English School

This year has gone by so fast already! So far it's been filled with some amazing projects including this fun and colorful mural for Hawaii Palms English School in Waikiki this past weekend.  If you happen to be in town swing by on your way to the beach! Mahalo for looking!

Interested in commissioning a mural for your office, school, home or other space? Visit the store section of the website for more information or send me an email and let's chat about it over email or coffee! 

Aloha, Boz