Mural installation in San Juan: Celebrating the Working Men and Women of Puerto Rico.
Artist and muralist Tom Christopher worked with art students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño
more than 4,000 square feet of murals in Puerto Rico. Their ideas follow the tradition of Thomas Hart Benton, the WPA artists
and Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera who portrayed the proletarian struggle and pride of working
men and women. Tom and the students developed and painted the murals in a working studio on Bahia Plaza in San Juan.
Sponsored by Sam Kirschner of CPG Island at Paseo Caribe, PR.
Many thanks to the overwhelmingly kind and gracious people of the island.
Wall of working drawings on exhibit in the working studio
Collaboration with students on mural project: A Celebration of the Workers of Puerto Rico
Don Sigovitch and Roger Huyssen (left) producing museum quality tile scans
Installing the understructure
DieBond panels 48 by 96 being screwed onto a steel framework.
AP reporter Danica Coto joins us 30 ft up to cover the installation.
I Like New York Because Everything Interesting Can Be Found There
Mason's Trowel, (Automotive enamel, 10'6" x 65’) was painted to be seen on two levels: at close range the image is
obscured, one sees only the garish automotive enamel paint splashed over raw corrugated steel. Many passersby miss the
subject and react solely to the surface. Secondly, from inside the Park, the image comes into focus as a growing
steel-nosed tool watch-dogging the art park. A symbol of development serving as a reminder of the unsecured status
of the Park itself. Bob Prezioso, Harold H. Anthony Inc was generous to provide both the working surface and all the materials used.
Floating I Beam, 35' by 65' Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City NY. 1987
Painted with automotive paint on
galvanized corrugated steel, this mural ran along Vernon Blvd at one of the steel factories that once lined the waterfront.
Now demolished and soon to be a residential development.
Tom Christopher Mural for the lobby of the London Terrace Gardens in Chelsea, NYC
Tom Christopher Murals for Fox Sports Broadcasting
Tom Christopher Roseland Ballroom Mural (details), 225 ft x 23 ft