Fulton Street

The drawing at 4 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a fanciful portrait of our experiences in the city. We arrived in Grand Rapids prepared to spend the three-week art extravaganza that is Artprize hunkered down on a wall that turned out to be about 15 feet taller than Google Streetview had led us…

Trinity Repuppetory Theater

In celebration of the kickoff of Trinity Repertory Theater’s fall season we took over the side of their building for three days. We wanted to draw both the performance that we see onstage at the theater — which took the form of a strange story about a large puppet capturing a woman in a jar — as well…

CatFish Downtown

After over a year of negotiations, we finally got permission to make a drawing on the skyline of our home town of Providence, Rhode Island. For your approval, a ten-story drawing of the origin of cats.    

TerrorDucken

Art Allstate was hosted at UMASS Dartmouth this year, which gave us the exciting challenge of transforming a four-story, balcony-encircled atrium space. Covering the ceiling planes and railings with 3D tape stalagmites and stalagmites, the atrium quickly becomes a concrete cavern. A band of brave spelunkers descend from above, only to discover the archeological remains of a…

Worcester Tunnel

Working with Worcester Preservation, we transformed the Ernest A. Johnson Tunnel under Lincoln Square with a series of 16 vignettes illuminating historical buildings from Worcester’s past. The cones of LED lights extend down from the tunnel’s street lights, revealing the stories of buildings people pass every day on the streets of Worcester.   Failed 17th Century…

The Cats Can See Them

Find these fish around Providence! Thank you to POP UP PROVIDENCE for helping to make this project happen. Traveler’s Auto Body, 299 Allens Avenue New Battambang Market, 366 Elmwood Avenue Lalin Coin Laundry Mat, 524 Cranston Street Lilian Feinstein Senior Center, 1085 Chalkstone Avenue West X Capital, 210 West Exchange Street Not Just Snacks, 833 Hope Street Salvation Army, 201 Pitman Street Benny’s, 1100…

UnCATchable

A giant catfish and two giant lobsters inhabit a pool along the walls of the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). The most recent works at BCH have occupied temporary construction walls, but with the unveiling of a new lobby, our workspace is once more solid wall. A turtle escapes from the smaller of the two ponds,…

SubMerging

Three years ago the Fukushima region of Japan was devastated by the harrowing combination of an earthquake, a tsunami and ultimately a full blown nuclear reactor meltdown. Over 350,000 people were evacuated to temporary housing and as of Fall of 2014, over 90,000 have yet to locate a permanent home. Temporary housing was primarily designed to last less…

Pole Cats in the Streets of Tokyo

Interesting note about the streets of Tokyo. We did not once, in any neighborhood we walked through, see a stray cat. Given an opportunity to make a drawing on a building in Tokyo we spent our afternoon and evening exploring why there are no cats here. Mostly because they would just wreck everything, starting with knocking over…

Tape Athens

Working with the Holmes Place health and fitness clubs in Athens, Greece Tape Art drew three murals in one day at each of the three Holmes Place clubs in Athens. The three quick drawings tried to answer the question why do we need to be fit, and took the benefits of fitness to playful extremes. The first drawing is a girl escaping a…

Buffalo Caverns

We carved out this subterranean mural on the walls of the Buffalo Public Library as the first project of the Albright-Knox’s new Public Art Initiative for Buffalo, NY and Erie County. The dark stone surface of the wall, as well as its the length and sloping decent inspired the imagery of the cave system. The color of the wall…

The Bathysphere @ NYA

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Bathysphere’s half-mile dive (3,028 feet) below the ocean’s surface on August 15, 1934 Tape Art created three murals on and around the New York Aquarium at Coney Island. The half-mile dive set a new record for the furthest human exploration into the deep that remained unbroken for years after. The capsule was the result…

The Trebuchet

The 20th annual mural for the Worcester Art Museum’s Art Allstate, drawn as high school art students from across Massachusetts participate in workshops and create installations within the museum. This year’s mural celebrates the Knights! exhibit with a trebuchet hurling a flaming cow into the side of the museum. The hole in the wall reveals the…

Aurora Boarealis

A crustacean-filled mural drawn for the grand opening of Aurora in downtown Providence, RI. The shellfish take over the space with crabs hanging from trees and children offering lobsters to a wild boar.