Sonoma County, California based artist Maxfield Bala’s mural was installed at the top deck of Woodward Copper’s unique “pump track”, a skate/bike/indoor snow training feature made up of two massive quarterpipes with rhythm rollers in between. Max worked with Woodward and Powerade to incorporate Colorado themed iconography like the Denver skyline, the Copper Mountain silhouette, a log cabin, a bear, a freeskier and more.
Maxfield Bala in the studio. Photo Jason Guy
Although he’s only 23 years old, Bala lays paint like a true master and has developed his own unique style. Maxfield worked for almost a week on the massive project, creating highly detailed and crisp designs with bold colors that pop off the wall in The Barn. The center of the image references Powerade’s “We’re all just a kid from somewhere” campaign, reminding us that greatness can come from anywhere.
Detail shots of the mural I painted during my stay @coppermtn in Colorado. This mural for @Powerade and @woodwardcopper features Colorado iconography like the Denver skyline, topography maps, Copper mountain silhouette, log cabin, grizzly bear and more all while maintains my bold color and high detail style. Looking forward to the time lapse of this mural.
The second new mural in The Barn was created and installed by L.A.’s Chase Erachi. Originally born in Belgium, Chase began his street art career when he moved to California in the 1990’s. His motto is “where there’s a wall, there’s a way”, and he has created over 300 murals worldwide for international clients such as CBS, Google, Bloomingdales and more.
Erachi’s mural overlooks The Barn’s full-size skate bowl and uses bold colors and geomoetric shapes to create a three-dimensional effect. You feel like you could actually step into the painting! A yellow skateboard peeks out of a mysterious hole in the starry landscape, proudly displaying a large Dickies logo to highlight the new partnership between Dickies and Woodward.
Want to come check out these awesome artworks in person? The Woodward Copper Barn will open for summer public hours beginning June 10th!
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