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Flax Oakland Mural Heather Day

Heather Day - Mural

FLAX is honored to be the site of artist Heather Day’s first public mural with Athen B Gallery. Her engaging abstract mural covers the side of our building on 15th Ave and wraps around the front of our store on Martin Luther King Jr Way in downtown Oakland. Heather’s mural challenges the traditional boundaries of mural painting and encourages unique conversations and interactions with the surrounding space, objects and shadows, passersby and the bright blue Oakland sky.

Click here to read about Heather’s experience creating this wonderful mural in her own words.

 


We are thrilled to turn one side of our Oakland store over to artist Heather Day! Watch as she transforms our building into her canvas!

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BEFORE

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DAY 1 - Making Marks

Day 1 as artist Heather Day begins her new site specific mural on the side of our Oakland store at 15th Street! By using the building as her canvas, Heather will be responding to and incorporating the architectural features and textures of the building into her work in a way that pictorial murals do not often do. 

 

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About Heather

Heather Day is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Day grew up in Hawaii and along the east coast of the United States, finally moving to San Francisco after graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and art history. Her background in travel and culture encouraged her to see more of the world, where she discovered a connection to nature—her main source of inspiration. Day’s art is a form of visual storytelling interested in conveying moments of interactions. She works primarily with paint and non-traditional materials, and is known for her murals. The philosophy that everything is a product of an experience frames each work, conveying stories of movement and ideas of color through seams, lines, and layers.

Day recently completed the 5th solo exhibition of her career at The Wall Gallery in Oakland this past November. Recent group exhibitions include The Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Soho Art House in Los Angeles, and Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento. She is currently working on murals around the bay area and New York City. She's planning for a group show at Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, as well as a solo show at Gensler Architects in San Francisco this coming May.

 

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MATERIALS

Montana Black Spray Paint

Chroma Mural Paint

Golden Fluid Acrylics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LAST DAY - Pushing the Boundaries

With large sweeping brush strokes lifting the building upwards to the clear blue sky and lines extending out on to the pavement, the entire block becomes a part of this mural.

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FINISHED MURAL!

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