Public Action

Speaking to the needs of our city and region. Expressing thoughts that have to be seen, heard and acted upon. A sense of permission emerges as one contributes clear messages into the public realm. We must do better to support the most vulnerable among us, we must recognize factually the displacement taking place in this area. We can not stand idly by as this effects all of us. Cardboard letters created with the help of Angel179 and NKO, approximate size 20′ by 20′. Posters made with adhesive vinyl or hand painted with acrylic paint, varying in size from 3′ by 4′ to 7′ by 16′ roughly.

                                       

Photos by Ezra Dickinson

Barcelona Legal

While traveling, finding connections in new lands lead us to this legal wall. Barcelona in the last few years outlawed graffiti, as a result, what once was a vibrant street mural and graffiti city has been somewhat cleaned up. The artists will never stop and thus new paths emerge to allow artists to create works in public. Acrylic paint and rollers on wall, approximate dimensions 22′ by 10′. Barcelona Spain, spring 2017.

Photo by Ezra Dickinson

Ibn Batouta mural

Mural painted as a gift to the neighborhood community of Ibn Batouta. Painted with amazingly brilliant acrylic paint, wanted to bring this paint back home. One coat light or dark would cover any other color. While painting here we experienced such completely generous, warm and welcoming people. Memories and friends were made, we can’t say thank you enough and hope to get back there again soon. Acrylic on wall, Ibn Batouta Tangier Morocco, spring 2016.

Photos by Ezra Dickinson

RESOURCE Mural

The first mural completed working for Urban Artworks. Finished in fall of 2015, with the help of Lina and Connor. Integrating RESOURCE’s logo with geometric design and color to create a cohesive building length piece of art. Approximate length is 128′ by 20′ at the highest point.

Photo by Ezra Dickinson

making a new friend

I had a photo shoot with James Arzente the other day, conversation and play, a new door opens and the past floods in. Check out James’s beautiful work here.

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Photo by James Arzenet

Mural for MBar

Sharp golden lines for the newly opened MBar in south lake union. This 106 foot mural guides guests to the stunning rooftop restaurant and bar. Located on the 14th floor at 400 Fairview.

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Mural for Mbar

Photos by Ezra Dickinson

Commission work

Acrylic, spray paint, and adhesive vinyl on wood. Dimensions 4’x4′. Commissioned by Microsoft Evoke Lab’s as part of a six piece series created by members of the New Mystics.

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Photo by Ezra Dickinson

Becia Orix

Hand Built, low fire, underglaze with over glaze and wax resist. Approximate dimensions 14″x13″x6″.

This piece has been quite a long time in the making. The investigation began with building a cardboard armature to provide a foundation for slabs of clay to be placed on. Upon drying I realized that even though the cardboard had been essentially tenderized, it was still to rigid for the clay in its drying process, and thus was making the clay crack. After four attempts of trying to tweak different things in the hopes of making the drying process not result in cracks of various sizes. I decided to pull the armature out after a day of drying, when I did this I was able to get the piece to dry with out cracking. Then began an unintentionally long glazing process, time and life took over and only a little bit of color could be added each week.
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The next piece is already under way, its going to be a wearable ceramic mask modeled after a snarling german shepherd.
Photo by Ezra Dickinson.

Residency: CoCA’s Un[contained].

“I can’t help but notice the increase in the past ten years of people living on the street in Seattle, especially in the last three years.

Using salvaged wood in tandem with other recycled/donated resources, I have created a portable living space for someone who is homeless. It’s my intention to build more of these structures when ever able. By painting the exterior of the structure I aim to make this home command the attention of those who would rather choose to ignore the state of homelessness and displacement in our area. The home acting as a billboard, stating in the most matter of fact way the basic necessity of having a roof over ones head. Voicing through words the needed legislative action of RENT CONTROL to help create sensible affordable homes for those in need.
Can this temporary home be a sense of pride for the inhabitant? Could this action open the eyes of developers?”

 

http://cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/current/coca-lab-artist-residence-ezra-dickinson/

Addressing An Issue

Photo by Nichole DeMent.

Mid paste: “Man’s Inhumanity to Man”

Lisbon, acrylic paint on paper.

Pondering the actions of humans, while wandering the streets of a country that has in the not so distant past, used the activism of public art as a means to support and spark revolution.

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photo by NTG.