Over the Martin Luther King Day weekend Mac Love, a Business Development Manager at Sterling Brands (and artist), volunteered his creative skills to paint a mural in the New York office of the International Advertising Association (IAA).
Deborah Malone, IAA’s new President and Executive Director, wanted to reinvigorate the IAA New York office and bring some fresh energy to the space. As part of the office’s overhaul, Deborah offered to let Mac and his brother Harrison paint a mural on the central wall.
Using the current office’s color palette, Mac and Harrison painted 7 blue waves or “seas/sees” to disrupt the edgy interior aesthetic. Together with Deborah, the Love Brothers selected 18 iconic international business structures, towers and landmarks to display vertically across the 7 wave’s horizons.
Starting with Australia, these structures flow from left to right on a journey west that includes the Sydney Opera House (Australia), New Tokyo Tower (Japan), Oriental Pearl Tower (China), Shanghai World Financial Center (China), Petronas Twin Towers (Malaysia), Mumbai Stock Exchange (India), Burj Dubai Tower (United Arab Emirates), Federation Tower (Moscow), Portside II (South Africa), The Pyramids (Egypt), La Defense (France), The Eiffel Tower (France), The Gherkin (England), The Freedom Tower (United States), The Canadian National Tower (Canada), Christ The Redeemer (Brazil), Library Tower (United States) and the United Nations Business Center (Brazil).
When the IAA staff returned after the long weekend they were delighted and overjoyed with the mural’s transformation of the workspace. “It’s beautiful and gives the space a sense of warmth (even with the shades of blue), said one employee. “It involves people immediately… they want to be such good internationalists that they immediately try to name each building… and there are a few that do stump you!”
Mac & Harrison Love completed the mural in 2 days and have entertained the thought of returning to the space in the future to add more signature international structures to the landscape.
To see more of Mac and Harrison’s creative work, visit www.macloveart.com and www.harrisonlove.com