DOT Unveils First City Temporary Art Program in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Monday, February 25, 2008
Collaborative effort with DUMBO Improvement District, local artists and schoolchildren launches program to enliven and beautify streets
Nature Matching System mural at Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, Brooklyn, New York
NMS, 2008, temporary mural until Jan 9, 2009, 65'w x 8'h, exterior grade MDO panels, exterior quality paints, right under the Manhattan Bridge overpass on Front Street, between Adams Street and Pearl Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Commissioned by DUMBO Business Improvement District and DOT. Painted by students of PS307.
Exhibited from February 25, 2008 till August 5, 2009
Students of P.S. 307 / Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School and young residents of DUMBO are helping to paint a color square.
Nature Matching System in DUMBO had became an attraction of the neighborhood. It is the background of numerous photoshoot
Nature Matching System mural at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, New York
Transformation of 8th Ave Continues with one of the Largest Public Art Projects in Bus Terminal’s History.
July 17, 2008
The giant grid of color, inspired by fresh fruits and vegetables, is one of largest public art projects ever at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is located in the Fashion District. Through the “NMS - Nature Matching System”, the thousands of daily visitors can visually learn the colors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The vinyl mural is 13 ft high and 180 ft wide and will run in the street-level windows on 8th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets and along 42nd Street.
“Community projects like this are a welcome addition to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and another example of our continued commitment to our neighbors,” said Steve Napolitano, Bus Terminal Manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “This impressive work of art will help to further integrate the Port Authority Bus Terminal into the boldly-colored and brightly-lit environment of New York City.”
The “Nature Matching System” project on the bus terminal boldly reminds New Yorkers “to take your daily dose of color.” Tattfoo Tan precisely matched the healthy colors of 88 fresh fruits and vegetables through Photoshop software into a Pantone or paint chip display system. He wrote: “The shades of color displayed at farmers’ markets are more than skin deep, reflecting the inner potential of every fruit and vegetable; intense colors might even be called nature’s nutrition labels.”
“This latest public art project is another example of the continued Renaissance of the 8th Avenue corridor,” said Barbara Randall, Executive Director of the Fashion Center BID. “The addition of a work by such a respected artist, further serves to enhance the pedestrian experience and the cultural value of the Fashion Center and Times Square areas.”
“8th Avenue is already emerging as an Avenue of Architecture, and thanks to projects like this one at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, it’s also starting to stake a claim as an Avenue of Art,” said Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins. “This is a great example of the ways in which the creative energy of both Times Square and the Fashion District is making its mark on Eighth Avenue.”
NMS, 2008, temporary mural, printed vinyl on glass window, covering one whole block of Port Authority Bus Terminal.
I'm pleased that my art now can be recreated by someone else at other locations. It finally had the power I intented it to have, to make it your own and make it in your own neighborhood. If you are interested to bring Nature Matching System to your own establishment or neighborhood, please contact me for permission and painting instruction.
Nature Matching System mural at ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut
Painted by Educational Center for the Arts High School's Op Art painting class students and coordinated by Martha Lewis, Educational Curator at
Artspace and Zachary Keeting
The students are, Leilany Burgos,
Nature Matching System mural at PS971, Brooklyn
Painted by Sebastian Espinal, Jacquelyn Clark-Feinstein, Julian Caba-Nunez, Ivan Zheng, Hilary Lin, Amy Perea, Angie Perea, Rachel Chen, Leo Chen and coordinated by principle Ruth Stanislaus and teacher Hussain Abdullah.
Nature Matching System mural at California State University Fullerton
Acquired Taste: Food and the Art of Consumption, Fullerton, California
Painted by Emily Allen, Jason Chakravarty, Alyssa Cordova, Seth Hawkins, Joanne Mace, Kimberly McKinnis, Patricia Reed, Conception Rodriguez, Heather Richards, Brent Siddons, Allison Town
Feast: The Art of Playing with Your Food,
Nature Matching System at Seymour Dual language Academy, Syracuse, New York
Nature Matching System, 2014, acrylic paint on boards, Seymour Dual Language Academy, Syracuse, New York
This mural and curriculum was developed by EDU 300/600 - New Directions in Social Sculpture: Art, Food, Community at Syracuse University and taught by Marion Wilson and Tattfoo Tan
Syracuse University Students: Daniel Blaushild, Jungone Cho, Becky Cohen, Jaimeson Daley, Jason Foggie, Ryland Heagerty, Victoria Lee, Stacey Lindbloom, and Brian Luce.
Seymour Dual Language Academy Third Grade Team: Courtney Colello, Taylor Durand, Nicole Heath, Stephanie Pachon, medelina Garcia - SU Literacy Corp.
NMS mural was painted by Seymour Dual Language Academy Third Grade Students: Odlanier Andrades, Emily Aponte, Yeh dessa Arroyo, Marcel Augustono, Luis Alexis Ayala, Macih Bailey, My'Nisa Envy Cheryl Bailey, Gerardo E. Becerra, Nickolas David Bondi, Kismet Burroughs, Ali'yonna Lamarria Broadwater, Kevaughn Cannon, Felipe Carrasquillo, Andrew Jermaine Carter, Sainey Alisha Castro, Aleaneris Ceballos, Carlos Eliziel Cirino, Willmer Contreras, Saniya Cooper, Jatziel Cortes, Luis E. Cruz, Yanira Cruz, Demetria Daniels, Jove Vaughn Davis, Victor John Diabo, Felix Javier Diaz-Rodriguez, Nevaeh Frazier, Ellena Hope Galeas, Makayla Lee Gathings, Malachi Lee Gathings, Terriana Marie Gathings, Jovany Messia Gonzalez, Jada Danise Danee James, Carmen Maranyeis Jiminez, Donari Love Jones, Shannon King, Dameon Green Lynch, Christian Alexis Lugo, Abdiel Maldonado, Jariel Jose Martinez, Issac Juelz Mendez, Ly'naisha Murphy, Nautica Murray, Qui'nyah Pace, Elvis J. Pacheco-Ocasio, Luis Yadeil Parrilla Fuentes, Shaneidis Perez Pinet, Joemyl Pizarro, Naisharelys Pizarro, Elianie Kristine Qiules, Luis Ramos JR, Toddricka Marie Rice, Kimberly Nicole Rivas, Emanuel Rafet Rivera De Jesus, Luis Yariel Rodriguez Feliciano, Nicolette Rodriguez, Taysha L Rodriguez, Dorian Christopher Roller, Natasha Roman, Angelie M. Rosado, Naimah Ruffin, Lizmarie Santiago, Shayon Sessions, Markel Sholtz, Jahvel Taylor LaVar Sullivan, Yanieliz Marie Steele, Issac Taborda, Shaniece Thomas, Jaymere Tucker, Imari Williams Ta'Niyah Wilson, Niky Yang
Special thanks to: Geovanti Steward, Rebecca Jackson,Paul NoJaim, John Cardone, Melissa Gardiner, and Jillian Nakornthap
This project is made possible by: Central New York Community Foundation and 601Tully: Center for Engaged Art and Research, Syracuse University
Nature Matching System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nature Matching System, 2015, 47’ w x 21’h, acrylic paint on pellon, 641 Snyder Avenue at South 7 Street, Philadelphia. The tagline "Remember To Take Your Daily Dose of Colors" are translated into Karen, Nepali and Chin languages to reflects the diversity of the neighborhood.
Nature Matching System in Carmel, Indiana