Saturday, July 18, 2015

Project Space Mural 2015 (Final Video!)

Aloha Friends!

After much editing the 2015 Salem Art Association Project space timelapse mural video is finally finished. I am very pleased with how this turned out this year and as always am very thankful to be invited back to paint and be in such an awesome space. I painted this in June and was allowed full studio access which allowed me to paint longer and try new things. Here is the video of what I made, spanning over six days. Mahalo for looking!

Holoholo video:






Artist Statement for the Salem Art Association's 2015 Project Space:

"The Hawaiian word Holoholo can have several meanings. First,it can mean to walk aimlessly or go for a stroll, allowing your feet to lead you and thus letting your mind be free. It also can mean to go for a ride, to drive aimlessly without a set route, letting the journey be the destination. To holoholo is to be free.

Since moving to Hawaii several years ago I often find myself wandering, no longer a resident of Oregon the state of my birth, but also not fully accepted as a resident of my new state either. I am constantly crossing oceans to find new places and seek a sense of belonging.

Holoholo is also very fitting for how I choose to paint the gallery space. Instead of painting one portrait or one static image I instead paint continuously for several days. I film myself painting and afterwards compress the film into a few short minutes. These moving images allow me to better express my travels, my wanderlust and to fully explore what it means to holoholo. The painting is the journey, not the destination."

The imagery for this mural is influenced by the most recent places I have traveled and specifically the connection to the natural landscape as I experienced it in each place.

Composite image of days one through six:


Six straight days of re-painting! Woot!


For this work I will include Hawaii (where I live, therefore it is always my starting point as long as reside there), Japan, England and Australia. I am including these locations because they represent me as a resident, tourist and artist and are the places I will have traveled to and from in 2015. I will end the mural with Oregon imagery since it will have been, up to that moment, my last travel destination.

Day One:




Day Two:




Day Three:




Day Four:




Day Five:




Day Six:







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Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Project Space Mural 2015 (Day Six)

Aloha Friends!

Day five was a long day for my 2015 Project Space mural. I actually started day six imagery on day five and it took me pretty late into the night. Besides my thesis paintings, I am not sure I've ever spent so much time painting a wall. However that experience changed how I went about and reacted to my own work, so overall it was a good learning experience. Late on day five and early on day six led me to some beautiful colors and one final motto/mantra for my mural. I decided the final saying should be "Go there/Be there" which means to travel and enjoy the journey, but to also not be afraid of destination once you get there. Since I'll be done painting, I have reached the end of my journey and am choosing to embrace it. Mahalo for looking!

Artist Statement for the Salem Art Association's 2015 Project Space:

"The Hawaiian word Holoholo can have several meanings. First,it can mean to walk aimlessly or go for a stroll, allowing your feet to lead you and thus letting your mind be free. It also can mean to go for a ride, to drive aimlessly without a set route, letting the journey be the destination. To holoholo is to be free.

Since moving to Hawaii several years ago I often find myself wandering, no longer a resident of Oregon the state of my birth, but also not fully accepted as a resident of my new state either. I am constantly crossing oceans to find new places and seek a sense of belonging.

Holoholo is also very fitting for how I choose to paint the gallery space. Instead of painting one portrait or one static image I instead paint continuously for several days. I film myself painting and afterwards compress the film into a few short minutes. These moving images allow me to better express my travels, my wanderlust and to fully explore what it means to holoholo. The painting is the journey, not the destination."


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Holoholo, Time-Lapse Mural by Boz Schurr
June 22-26 | Project Space | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Boz Schurr will be working on a short-term, large-scale installation at the 156 Front Street location from June 22-26.

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Day Six:






















The imagery for this mural is influenced by the most recent places I have traveled and specifically the connection to the natural landscape as I experienced it in each place.

For this work I will include Hawaii (where I live, therefore it is always my starting point as long as reside there), Japan, England and Australia. I am including these locations because they represent me as a resident, tourist and artist and are the places I will have traveled to and from in 2015. I will end the mural with Oregon imagery since it will have been, up to that moment, my last travel destination.


Details:
















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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr


All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Project Space Mural 2015 (Day Five)

Aloha Friends!

Welcome to day five! There is a lot happening as we travel to Australia! This was a really busy day and I was able to change the whole wall twice. I have officially started working on the video and am very pleased with where it's going so far. There is a lot to cut and trim and make nice, but I am hopeful. And busy! Day six will be the final day so check back soon for other artworks and the 2015 Salem art Association Project Space timelapse mural video! Mahalo for looking!

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Holoholo, Time-Lapse Mural by Boz Schurr
June 22-26 | Project Space | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Boz Schurr will be working on a short-term, large-scale installation at the 156 Front Street location from June 22-26.

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Day Five:








Details:














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Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Project Space Mural 2015 (Day Four)

Aloha Friends!

Day four of my Salem Art Association Project Space timelapse mural took a wonderful turn today! Not only did my imagery take us to England but it happened on 6/26! The day of SCOTUS! I am so pleased about the supreme court's ruling on gay marriage! #loveislove! There is still a lot of work to do and as an ally I will continue to support the trans and LGBTIQ community but what a truly wonderful step forward. Aloha!



So at the very end of my day when I was trying to figure out how to unite two bits of cloth I was able to paint a bird and symbolize this monumental decision (sometimes in art you just have to go with it). Mahalo to all those who stopped by and talked to me about it! Salem is a city full of love and support. #lovewins


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Holoholo, Time-Lapse Mural by Boz Schurr
June 22-26 | Project Space | 156 Front St. NE Salem

Artist Boz Schurr will be working on a short-term, large-scale installation at the 156 Front Street location from June 22-26.

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Day Four:
The end of day three/start of day four












Details:












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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!