As renovations to Oxbow continue, Belle & Wissell crafted a bold, hand-painted mural for the main building’s exterior. Visitors approaching from the north end of the street, as well as from the Interstate 5 onramp, are greeted by the painting. The abstracted typographic mural is intended to generate curiosity for Oxbow’s cross-disciplinary offerings, while marking Oxbow as a place for artistic expression. Oxbow began its artist-in-residence program in Fall of 2016, with plans for continued site-specific visual art and diverse community events.

Izzi Vasquez preparing the outlines for transferring the mural design to large panels.


Painting the Oxbow mural panels (Art Director Eric Harvey pictured).


Oxbow Mural

Eric Harvey, Belle & Wissell’s Art Director, designed the graphic mural; Izzi Vasquez, a Belle & Wissell designer and past apprentice in hand-painted signage, led its execution. The composition was stenciled and hand-painted onto plywood panels. It is now installed on the north side of Oxbow, on the exterior of Belle & Wissell’s new studio mezzanine space.