3-D Redux for Interactive Artwork at Trailside Park
Trailside Park features a unique piece of interactive art by local artist Reginald Adams. Adams painted a multi-colored lion directly on the sidewalk of the park's path. When viewed from certain angles, the lion takes on a three-dimensional effect.
Unfortunately, the elements took an early toll on the lion this spring. "It was originally created using tempura-based paint and covered with a sealant to protect it from foot traffic," Adams said. "But when exposed to rain, the water got underneath the paint and dislodged it from the concrete, creating flaking."
The solution? Pressure wash the lion away and start over using enamel-based paints, which bond better to concrete and are more resistant for long-term wear and tear. "Fortunately, the power wash left a 'ghost outline' of the lion for me to reference as I recreate the painting," Adams said. "This lion is such a cool feature of the park and we want to make sure it's made to last."