Os Gemeos are currently in Vancouver, BC, working on a fantastic new project for the Vancouver Binneale. Continuing their ongoing series of murals titled “Giants” previously realized in Greece, USA, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Brazil and
England, these six gigantic 70-foot (21 metre) tall silos, are gonna be their largest mural to date, and their first one painted in Canada.
Aside from it’s impressive size, this mural is 3 dimensional, so the total surface sums up to incredible 23,500 square feet (7,162 square metres)!
“Had it not been for the generosity of the artists, Ocean Concrete and the curatorial, administrative and project management support from the Biennale, this would easily have been a million dollar project, so we’re putting the “public” back into public art”, says Miriam Blume, Director of Marketing for the Vancouver Biennale. “Our campaign slogan, Who says you have to be a gazillionaire to be a patron of the arts, reaches out to the global community to contribute $5, $10, $50 to be part of the team that makes it happen”
The entire project started on Aug 6th, and is planned to be finished by the Sept 7th. But, organized by the non profit charitable organisation, this project is hugely depending on a fund raising campaign that was setup on Indiegogo. So far almost 100 supporters achieved their 1st goal of $20k, but the total cost of the project are $125,000.