Humongous mural shows appreciation for the arts

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Zio Ziegler is known for his impressive pattern work

In an ever-increasing digital landscape, it can be easy to forget the craft that goes into handmade artworks. Created as a symbol of appreciation and positive attention for the arts in Orange County, cult modern artist Zio Ziegler produced his largest ever mural to date.

Teaming up with skate-fan favourites Vans and the Artists Republic community, Zielger created the mural in just under three days. Known for his impressive pattern work, the American artist covered just over 15,000 square foot with his signature style.

Reflecting the diverse influences of late medieval and quattrocento painting, aboriginal, African and naïve art, Ziegler has been a huge part of both the American and the European graffiti movement. "A blank wall that stood on it's own on the side of a major thoroughfare has now become a beautiful piece of art," he explains. "A beacon to show that Orange County is a viable place for great contemporary art and new thinking."

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The mural is the first of its kind in the Orange County

zio ziegler mural

The mural took around three days to complete

zio ziegler mural

Ziegler is inspired by aboriginal, African and naïve art

zio ziegler mural

At 15,000 sqaure feet, it's the larget mural of Ziegler's career so far

zio ziegler mural

The mural is located on the side of a major thoroughfare from Los Angeles to San Diego

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Ziegler signing a skateboard for an eager fan

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.