Calypso

Submitted by Caron Bowman

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Client: Riviera Beach CRA

Location: Riviera Beach, FL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Caron Bowman

Street Art Revolution LLC

Artist

Anthony Hernandez

Street Art Revolution LLC

Artist

Eduardo Mendieta

Street Art Revolution LLC

Artist

Dahlia Perryman

Street Art Revolution LLC

Client

Riviera Beach CRA

Riviera Beach CRA

Overview

The Aquarium” is a mural on a water tank made to look like an aquarium. (2 stories tall)
The Street art Revolution team took inspiration from the architectural design of the water tank. We decided to paint the water tank like an Aquarium. The design shows off the wonderful aquatic treasures of the area.

Goals

The goals of the project was to work with the rebranding efforts of the Marina. Moreover, creating an environment that is welcoming to both the local community and visitors . : Adding public art to the marina shows the deep commitment the City of Riviera Beach's CRA has for the arts. With public art projects such as the Calypso project, Rivera Beach is continuing its forward direction as a destination of choice for the marine enthusiast ."

Process

"The Aquarium" (2 stories tall) The piece highlights suggestions from the community of aquatic life such as sea turtles, manatees, crabs, lobsters, starfishes stingrays and tropical fish. A prominent feature of the mural is the 'Retro Diver' which reflects the fact that Riviera Beach is one of the top destinations for diving in the United States. The image of the diver honors Naval Veterans of Riviera Beach. Another feature in the design of the tank is the Rolls-Royce that is an artificial Reef in the Intercoastal Waterway. The Rolls Royce owner sank the car in 1985 in order to encourage people to create artificial reefs. The Rolls-Royce today is 1 of 160 artificial reefs in the Intercoastal Waterway. Street Art Revolution Artists: Eduardo Mendieta and Anthony Hernandez

"Calypso Wall Mural" (120ft x 10ft)
The Calypso wall mural took its inspiration from the African American and Caribbean culture which were essential ingredients to the development of the City's aquatic industries. The mural consists of a school of tropical fish. Each fish has embedded in their design African masks. The fish are done in a multitude of colors that represent the diversity of the community. Street Art Revolution Artist: Caron Bowman

Additional Information

Street Art Revolution is a public art company that was started by Caron Bowman to bring artwork and artists into communities. There mission is to give them both a platform and an audience. They partner with governmental agencies, developers and corporations to deliver highly curated public art programs. Moreover, Utilizing public art to act as a catalyst for positive change creating new narratives for communities with a sense of place and with a deep respect to local culture.