Bumber by Number

Bumber by Number Mural, 2011
Digital prints, cast crayon and cast paper. 8’ x 24’

Playing on the art historical references in traditional paint by numbers, Bumber by Number was an interactive mural and homage to Edouard Manet’s “Le Dejeuner sue L’Herbe,” (Luncheon on the Grass.) Set as a stage the audience was invited to step into this modified recreation of one of art history’s most famous rejected artworks– a work deemed too controversial for the mixing clothed and unclothed figures- and allowed to make it their own. The audience was provided with numbered color swatches – in the form of business cards, the detailed number map on the piece, and a full course picnic in cast crayon; the rest was left to interpretation and the imagination.

Commissioned for Bumber By Number, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

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