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John Pugh  Trompe l'oeil artist focusing primarily on murals to captivate a large human audience.#artofjohnpugh

Austin measuring last night’s snowfall ❄️.
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Garage Transformation.
This mural concept design for a L.A. parking garage shows that by increasing the mural surface plane a little, one can optically transform the building design a lot.
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Monterey Bay in Tube.
Detail from last week of trompe l’oeil mural ‘Bay in a Bottle’. The concept focuses on preserving this marine environment - a metaphor for Santa Cruz, and for UCSC; ‘the school of organic consciousness’.
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Bay in a Bottle.
We’ve been down in Santa Cruz cleaning and touching up this mural. The concept focuses on preserving this marine environment - a metaphor for Santa Cruz, and for UCSC; ‘the school of organic consciousness’. It’s wonderful to visit my old friend.
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Secret Zoo Garden.
New animals, New stonework (older), and New mysterious center of the mural design for the Denver Zoo / City Park. Now past the second phase of contract with the Denver Arts Commission, I’ve had the opportunity to expand on the concept.
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Revolving Walls.
Mural painting in the studio with Frannie Potts. This speakeasy mural concept (right) is for the Central Life Building; the tallest building in Ottawa, and probably the tallest entrance for a speakeasy of all time.
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Trees, Land, and Water.
These are trompe l’oeil murals I designed for both a renewable energy company and an irrigation district, in the Great Central Valley of California. Although these projects were not realized, these concepts (copyrighted) may still yet manifest.

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Saving the Planet.
This 20 ft squirrel hero is part of a trompe l’oeil mural I designed for a renewable energy company in California. Although the project was not realized, I'm storing this concept acorn away for the winter.

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Breaking the Picture Plane.
I’m finally getting a couple detail pictures back from the Minneapolis mural project. Above Juliet is another example using architectural foam attached atop the parapet to create the illusion that the bricks curl away from the building by exceeding the roofline.
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Juliet model Marie Sarlo
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Art Imitates Life
(process / details)
Actually, the title of this mural is 'Art Imitating Life Imitating Art' Imitating Life’.
Painting the trompe l'oeil bronze was one of those sublime art experiences.
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🍁Woodland Faerie.
🌳 🌳 🌳 Arianna casting a spell.
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