On Sunday, June 12th the City of Hamilton will celebrate the art of Bryce Huffman as the Stinson Community Association unveils his mural that now decorates the basketball court of Carter Park, a lovely green space in the Stinson neighbourhood in downtown Hamilton.
Bryce’s mural proposal was chosen by the City of Hamilton from among 33 submissions. Many months of preparation and diligent work has resulted in this colourful representation of the qualities, characteristics and stories of the neighbourhood.
The Carter Park mural is a unique blend of sports and animal imagery suggesting a youthful depiction of park life. Bryce’s style is ubiquitous in his tattoo and fine art.
The mural includes a snail with a soccer ball shell and basketball mushrooms,
a blue bird sporting a baseball cap sitting on a baseball bat branch with a nest full of baseballs
and a squirrel holding a football acorn.
The building in the background is the Hamilton Collegiate Institute that was destroyed by fire in 1948.
Bryce is no stranger to large mural projects. His artwork also graces McLaren Park on John St. and adds a bright and edgy element to the Beasley neighbourhood.
Bryce has also been commissioned by local businesses to add a touch of street art to their buildings, including a garage door for Earl’s Court Gallery on Ottawa St. with an octopus genie and Bike Locke now located on Dundurn St. with a bicycle-riding turtle.
The Stinson Community Association will host a BBQ with local artists and kids painting at Carter part on Sunday, June 12 to celebrate Bryce’s contribution.
We’ll be the tattooed freaks cheering him on!