A new Star Wars production on The 34th St Wall. Point108, one of the selected regional artists of 352walls, tells us about the project:
Nothing in our American pop culture has been referenced more in films, books , and TV shows than the worldwide science fiction phenomenon known as Star Wars. Ever since it’s debut in late 70’s it has influenced generations upon generations of people, both young and old. Taking into account that the new Star Wars film “The Force Awakens” is being released in theaters less than a month from today, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to gather our friends once again to collaborate on a commemorative mural.
There was originally 18 artists signed up for this project. However, due to the weather conditions that day, many dropped out. Either way, I think we accomplished a lot in the short time we had. We all brainstormed about two months in advance and everyone chose the character that they wanted to paint. I personally chose BB-8, the astromech droid in the new film. I did the fills of my letters in greyish blue tones to convey a mechanical feel.
To the left of me Ras came through with a new style of letters which I think was well executed. He also painted Chewbacca and an Ewok in a chibi style, which is pretty much anime/Japanese slang for short person or dwarf. I’m always amazed how quick he does characters these days. I always find myself rushing to catch up with him.
We got together to celebrate the coming movie that we all love and grew up watching. A lot of us are big fans of Star Wars and the force. We wanted to celebrate that the best way we know by putting it on a wall. – Ras Luis Justo.
To my right Moge did his piece with a newer generation depiction of Yoda. This was his first attempt at painting characters, with the help of Preso. I think it was well done. I think Moge is finally developing more confidence in characters. To his right we have a silver filled Daroe piece with a profile of a battle droid from The Clone Wars film.
Moving back up the wall to the left of Preso we have our Jacksonville brethren, Vandal painting large scale metallic letters with Kylo Ren’s lightsaber from the new film.
To his left Werms did a multi colorful letter piece. Possibly every color imaginable can be found in his piece, a lot of fill details invested in it. To his left, Asma did a black fill and white outlined letter piece with the head of darth vader hovering over his letters.
And finally, at the end we have 167 painting a unique arrangement of golden metallic pipes and a C-3PO.
Stay tuned for our next production some time at the end of January or February. – Point108.