The World is Our Oyster
DOT Art partnered with DOT Pedestrian Projects Group (PPG) to present an asphalt ground mural outside of P.S. 69 on Thieriot Avenue between Soundview Avenue and Randall Avenue in the Bronx. Titled, “The World is Our Oyster,” by artist Carla Torres, this mural aims to activate space through bold design and colors. Inspired by P.S. 69’s mission, the design acts as a storytelling mural where the characters leave school ready to discover the world with no fear of being who they are. The characters within the mural are prepared to live adventurously and face the challenges they may find along their journey, knowing that the world is their oyster.
NYC DOT Pedestrian Projects Group permanently closed Thieriot Avenue as part of an initiative to enhance pedestrian safety. The students of P.S. 69 enter and exit through this space which is frequently filled with children playing and waiting to be picked up after school. DOT Art aims to highlight the physical transformation of this infrastructure by inviting artists to envision these surfaces as canvases for art.
NYC DOT Art Program, Asphalt Art Activations
In partnership with Department of Transportation Pedestrian Projects Group
“The World Is Our Oyster” by Carla Torres
Thieriot Avenue between Soundview Avenue and Randall Avenue, Bronx