The Possible Zone Wall Mural
During the design process of The Possible Zone’s Boston Innovation Center renovation, Utile collaborated with The Possible Zone to conduct a studio, or “Pathways Internship,” to create a custom, three-story wall graphic. The studio took place during the winter and spring of 2021 and was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Utile art directed the six high school student participants and guided them through the process of transforming hand drawings into high resolution vector graphics suitable for printing at a large scale. Utile instructed the students on the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The skills that the students learned are the same techniques that we use at Utile to create our wall graphics.
Utile worked with the students to create a layered composition with the goal of creating an illusion of depth in the narrow stair atrium that would house the graphic. The completed artwork features a cascade of characters that tumble down the stairs only to get caught by the railing at the bottom. Behind the characters, a rainbow juts between waves, clouds, and a rocky, triangulated landscape while a series of vignettes located across from the building’s meeting room windows define the background of the graphic.
Photography by Chuck Choi