Those who love art and birds are enjoying the new Love Birds mural at Laurel Glen Park in Tustin. The mural, completed in mid-July 2020, adorns the exterior of the restroom building, and may be viewed from the intersection of Myford Road and Heritage Way. The art, designed and created by Mike Tauber, features three bird silhouettes in bold, graphic patterns. The colorful installation is composed of permanent kiln fired tile.
Tustin resident Christine Georgantas commented on the mural. “My family and I were so excited to spot the Love Birds as we drove down Myford. They are a fun, beautiful addition to our park! Artist Mike Tauber did a fantastic job and I’m grateful that the City appreciates art projects like this,” she said. Her daughter Callie, age 9, posed for several photos. “I really like the Love Birds. They make me happy. I like how you can pose with them and pretend that they are whispering to you and do other fun poses with them,” she said. Visitors are encouraged to create fun photos and post them on social media using hashtags #tustinlovebirds and #tustinparks. Photos of the mural being made are on Instagram at #tustinlovebirds and at #miketauberstudios.
The project was coordinated by the City’s Public Art Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department, who chose Tauber’s art from numerous designs submitted through a public call for proposals. “I’m most grateful to the Public Art Committee and the City for selecting and approving my design. Both Chad Clanton, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and Alissa Rojas were great to work with,” Tauber said.
Based in Orange County, Mike Tauber is also noted for creating the entry mural at Citrus Ranch Park in Tustin. Laurel Glen Park is at 13301 Myford Rd.
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