Creating Momentum at Dock 72

  The official unveiling of the mural on August 9th, 2018

The official unveiling of the mural on August 9th, 2018

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Rendering courtesy Dock 72

Creative Art Work's' newest mural, Momentum, was commissioned by Dock 72 and a partnership between Boston Properties and Rudin Management. It celebrates the past and anticipates the future of Dock 72 and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Once the birthplace of fabled naval vessels, the Navy Yard continues to be a center of cutting-edge innovation, industry and entrepreneurship, and the images on the mural reflect this rich history. They include one of the many great battleships constructed in the Navy Yard and the workers who built it; Brooklyn landmarks, including brownstones, cargo cranes, and The Brooklyn Bridge; and emblems of the modern tech explosion, including computers, high speed trains, movie sets, and drones.

At 10 feet high and 150 feet long, the grand scale of the mural will be visible from the Manhattan Bridge and across the East River. It will be installed along a ferry slip in time for the official dedication of the Dock 72 this fall. 


Watch the Interviews and read the articles

Momentum attracted a lot of local media coverage. Here's a big shout out to our Youth Apprentices Oscar SaavedraTimothy Daly, and Kezia King who represented Creative Art Works with grace and poise. CAW Board Chair Andrew Levin closed out the segment by summing up the importance of youth employment. 

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YOUTH APPRENTICES REFLECT ON THEIR EXPERIENCES

 
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"When we started the mural, we had issues creating a sense of place; but once we added the brownstones, it gave it a Brooklyn feel."

Jaysha Stanback

"It was a very challenging experiences. We had many constraints. Time was one of them, the size of the mural was another."

Oscar Saavedra

 

Read more from CAW Youth Apprentices in our final round of lightning interviews from the summer Public Art Youth Employment program in our next blog. Click Here.


View the Dock 72 Mural from end to end

  A bird's eye view captures the immense size of the Dock 72 mural.

A bird's eye view captures the immense size of the Dock 72 mural.

Use the arrows at the ends of the image above to scroll along all 150 feet of the mural from left to right.


Read the commemorative brochure

 
  Click image to open a  PDF of the brochure .

Click image to open a PDF of the brochure.

 

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