Client: City of Boise Dept. of History & Art
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $48,000
Amy Cheng Studio
Titan Stone and Tile
City of Boise Dept. of History & Art
Ceramic and mosaic tile mural featuring twenty printed glass discs. The mural occupies an irregular shaped wall over a staircase approximately 35' W x 27' H.
In Our Own Backyard features examples of twenty wildflowers native to the State of Idaho. The mural, although stylistically contemporary, borrows its curvilinear shapes from Art Nouveau, a turn of the century art movement based on, and inspired by, ancient Egyptian Art. Across the street from the Bus Terminal is a historical Egyptian Theatre and concert venue inaugurated in 1927.
The mural was commissioned by the City of Boise Dept. of History and Art for the Valley Regional Transit Downtown Bus Terminal. Project managers were Karen Bubb and Karl LeClair.