Mary’s Place

(2017) Commissioned public art mural, Urban Artworks, Seattle WA. 

Mural painted to beautify the temporary play area for children of residents of Mary’s Place. Commissioned through Urban artworks. This work was painted freehand using acrylic brush paint, rollers and paint sprayer. I am always quite happy to create works that enliven those that have fallen on hard times. It felt quite powerful to give this simple work to the kids making their play area all the more realised. 

Bowls of Words

(2019-present) Ongoing project of ceramic bowls

One thing that has always attracted me to pottery is the potential permanence that clay possesses. In the first stage of this idea, I threw, fired and glazed thirty three bowls, decorated with one of three sentences ( I WAS BORN A WOMAN, IT IS A SERIOUS THING JUST TO BE, MASTERS WERE FEARFUL) I felt spoke of who we are as a society at this time. Inspired by ancient texts, ceramic law cones and the discovery of these artifacts in modern day. With these Bowls of Words I aim to create a document that could be discovered in the future by another civilization. Currently for 2020 I have thrown over 100 bowls, some porcelain, some terra cotta, with the three sentences ( I LOVE YOU, WE ARE ANIMALS, FREE THE FUTURE). The selection you see here are currently for sale for $50 per bowl plus shopping if needed. For inquiries email Ezra at: baldieoner@hotmail.com 

FREE THE FUTURE

WE ARE ANIMALS

I LOVE YOU

Ol’Burgdishy

(2018) Commissioned public art mural, Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, Seattle WA. 

For this mural I received a public art grant from the Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle Center Art Interruptions. Initially I wanted to work with a rain activated clear coating that would break down over the course of four months to a year and is biodegradable in the Seattle center fountain. I could not get clearance for the location, which kicked off a lengthy back and forth regarding what location could be used. Ultimately, we settled on the steps of the Key Arena and I got to work on a draft. The final design took into consideration the shape of space and how color would cascade down and direct the eye of the observer while traveling over the massive work. I painted the whole mural using rollers over the course of two days with the help of Taylor and Natan.
 

Ecolibrium Farms Mural

(2019) Commissioned private art mural, Ecolibrium Farms, Redmond WA.

Beautifying the exterior of refrigerator containers located on the farm, creating a vibrant clear beacon for folks driving into the farm. Painted with rollers and brush, acrylic and enamel paint.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

(2020) Commissioned public art mural. Life on Mars, Seattle WA. 

This mural was organized by Overall Creative, who sourced five muralists that worked to paint one of four walls on the facade of record store and eatery, Life on Mars. This work was a response to both the smashing of Life on Mars’ window and a public service message of support during the covid crisis. Part owner of Life on Mars/KEXP DJ John Richards spoke the words “you are not alone” while broadcasting during Covid-19. Photography by Austin Wilson.
This mural was also featured in Viral Murals. Published by Chatwin Books, 2020.

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T-shirts available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. Two color WE DESERVE RENT CONTROL silkscreen (black t-shirt) and three color RENT CONTROL silkscreen (white t-shirt). Both designs are printed on a soft cotton shirt, currently only available in colors shown. Price is $35 including shipping, or $30 if shipping is not required.

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Sal Bald

(2015) Mural painted as a memorial. Seattle WA

Mural painted as a memorial remembering time, effort, and thought, in a shared rehearsal space that had been in effect for over ten years. Drifting between streets and vacant lots, not far in our past is the ghost of a rainforest lush with wet green vegetation. Sometimes it works out who ends up with the last set of keys to get into a building slated for demolition. To bring this mural to life a hundred gallons of paint were delivered to the space, then over the course of a month the entire space roughly 40.000 square foot was painted (floors and walls). The walls are painted with 20 foot tall letters reading, MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN. Oddly enough to this day the building still has not been demolished, for reasons unknown.

Natural Movement

(2018) New Mystics public installation located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square’s Nord alley.

Eight individually designed disks replaced the worn and in some cases damaged disks that have weathered summer and winter in the northwest for the last four years. Disk reads “THE BALD MAN IS WATCHING YOU”. Adhesive vinyl and acrylic paint, dimension 25” circle.

BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

In an effort to voice what to some might be viewed as overly idealistic. One must press ahead and put actions, thoughts and intentions into public space that support what we all understand as goals that can not be forgotten, let alone actually brought into reality for the survival and betterment of all humanity. Acrylic paint on paper, dimensions 13’ by 7’.

Photo by Ezra Dickinson

SEE TALK

(2016) Commissioned art mural, On The Boards, Seattle WA. 

Commissioned mural placed in the lobby of OtB for the duration of their 2016 season. Painted on a repurposed vinyl banner using rollers, brush and tape masking. Abstract characters, lines and geometry made up the design. Acrylic paint, dimensions 20′ by 9′.