The Majestic

Submitted by Oh Yanoe LLC

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Client: Tulsa Agency for Economic Opportunity

Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team

Lead Artist

Ryan "Yanoe" Sarfati

Oh Yanoe LLC

Lead Artist

Eric "Zoueh" Skotnes

Oh Yanoe LLC

3D Motion Artist

Ben Fearnley Studio

Tech

Art House

Assistant Artist

Angie Navarro

Assistant Artist

Shane Jessup

Videographer

Chopem Down Films

Overview

The Majestic is the world’s largest augmented reality mural by Ryan “Yanoe” Sarfati and Eric “Zoueh” Skotnes. This latest collaborative project between the two artists includes art deco signs and symbols, with an angel at the center representing guidance, protection and love. The two children the angel holds personify the youth of Tulsa and the foliage and fauna set within the art illustrate the literal and metaphorical growth of the city. The art includes plants and animals native to Oklahoma, including the scissortail flycatcher, flathead catfish, paddlefish, eastern redbud flowers, swallowtail butterflies, roses and magnolia trees. The sculptural design element framing the mural is inspired by Tulsa’s rich art deco history and serves as a window actively inviting viewers into the ethereal world.

Goals

The goal for this project is the revitalization of a key area of Downtown and redefine the role public art plays in economic recovery, as well as the power of investing in our public assets.

Process

The installation spans approximately 15,000 sq. ft. on the east and north side of the building. Pushing the boundaries of what's possible with Augmented Reality in a public space, Sarfati and Skotnes worked closely with Motion Artist Ben Fearnley and tech company Art House to create a fully immersive 360 degree AR experience.

Additional Information

This Augmented Reality Mural will not only be the world's largest AR mural but will be overtaking Columbus, Ohio’s “The Journey,” also created by Skotnes and Sarfati.