Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One & A Half Acre Canvas for Earth Day!

Wyland begins work on Earth Day painting atop L.B. Arena
By John Canalis, Staff Writer

LONG BEACH - In recognition of Earth Day, mural artist Wyland began creating the world's largest painting of the planet today on the roof of the Long Beach Arena.
"I get excited when I see blank canvases," Wyland told CNN.
The rooftop area is about 3 acres, according to a news release.
The image of the planet will be painted over a 24-hour period and complement "Planet Ocean," the world's largest mural, also by Wyland, painted on the arena's exterior walls. The artist told CNN that the image will be visible on Google Earth.
The artist is in the process of restoring that work and earned permission from the city manager's office to do the rooftop as well, according to
The mural will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day, said Bob Magulin of the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Wyland on CNN video can be viewed at


Nicola said...

Ohh much better than the boy in the UK who painted a mans appendage on the roof of his parents house!
I can't wait to see it when it hits google Earth
Nic x

Sheryl Parsons said...

That is way too cool! How fun would that be?

Jenny said...

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Bells and Bones said...

Love your canvas!I'm working on more owls when not in the yard.