Skater Circus (2004)

Comissioned by the City of Ramat Hasharon.

 

Created in collaboration with Assaf Gamzou & Noam Kuperstein.

 

The city hall asked me to paint or otherwise decorate the built elements around the city's main public circus.

I brought in Assaf & Noam, and we chose to create a tribute to the main residents and users of that circus: area skaters who would gather (actually from all surrounding cities) there, almost every day, to show off some tricks on the circus stairs and rails.

We photographed the skaters on location, worked the photos into stencils and sprayed them back on the concrete elements of the circus - essentially turning the painting, being orederd & paid-for by City Hall, into a stamp of approval for the skaters' residency there.