In 2012, Fitzgerald Formliners had the opportunity to work with Palm Desert, CA artist Joe Wertheimer to create 8 feet tall forms for a completely customized mural. The mural, the first attempt to create a full relief across a major US highway in California, was commissioned by the City of Westlake Village in 2012. The goal of the project was to improve pedestrian access across the busy interstate and bring some beauty to the otherwise dull drive.
The design team at Fitzgerald Formliners assisted Mr. Wertheimer by creating GrayLastic Urethane Molds off his foam sculptures. The sculptures were originally crafted in ABS Foam Material by the artist and given to the FF team to cast a mold out of a rubberlike material called Urethane. The mural was done in several panels which required precise engineering and design to create each individual panel.
Our team had the privilege to work closely on this project with the artist, and he had nothing but kind words to say of his experience:
“When I was commissioned to carve a 300′ bas relief mural for the City of Westlake Village to span the Ventura Freeway, I immediately thought of Fitzgerald Formliners to create accurately the forty 6′ x 8′ elastomeric panels to be used on both the north and south side bound sides of the Lindero Canyon Bridge.
Fitzgerald made every section perfectly. This was no easy task, as both horizon and mountains had to line up perfectly. Not only was this accomplished but the entire process, from carving to mold, to mounting and delivery to location was on time and on budget.
I would never use anyone but Fitzgerald. They made a difficult project a pleasure.”- Joe Wertheimer
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