Public Art Portfolio
Blue Sky Mural
The Blue Sky Mural was completed in October of 2015 in preparation for the NEON Festival in the NEON Arts District. A team of 12 Virginia Wesleyan College students assisted in the completion of the project. The mural is located at the corner of Olney St. and Magazine Ln just down the road from the Chrysler Museum of Art. The clouds are represented in both a pixelated graphic style and in a realistic modeled approach. The image reflects a synthesis of multiple modes of perception and reverberates with the energy of the collaboration of individuals and the progress of ideas.
Gateway Sculptures on Granby St. in the Downtown Norfolk Arts District
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Installed in 2013, these (4) 10ft tall aluminum, vinyl, and steel sculptures represent an exploration of painting in three dimensions. A continual surface is created via torqued ellipses that disjoint at two elevations to allow solar powered lights to illuminate these pieces at night. This work represents an expansion of the grid theme that permeates Rudel's work to further explore the relationship between painted imagery and the structure (both material and conceptual) that supports it.
"Eyes" on Monticello Ave
"The Eyes" were installed in December 6, 2011. They can be seen on the outside of the MacArthur Mall Parking Garage on Monticello Ave (directly across form the Norva) in Downtown Norfolk, VA. The artist used the eyes of his three children for this public work - which in turn - asks viewers to consider who is watching them. Designed to move and shimmer in the wind - the images are made of aluminum units that mimic computer pixels - thus reminding us of our ability to connect deeply and emotionally even through technologically mediated experiences.
Sandblasted Glass Windscreens at Harbor Park Baseball Stadium
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Windscreens at the Harbor Park Station for the Tide Light Rail System in Norfolk, VA were installed on August 12, 2011. The designs were completed directly by the artist from photo references created specifically for this project. The organic athletic poses stand out dramatically against the hard grid of the station design.