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Tape Art's Buffalo Caverns, 2014, on the north wall of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's Central Library

Tape Art's Buffalo Caverns, 2014, on the north wall of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's Central Library. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

On View: August 17–29, 2014
Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Central Library

From August 17 to 22, 2014, artist collective Tape Art created a mural called Buffalo Caverns on the north wall of the Central Library branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library using low-adhesive drawing tape. Passersby were invited to watch, and even contribute to, the creation process. The mural was on view through August 29, 2014, when the artists and passersby removed the tape that made up the mural.

Tape Art Executive Director Kristen Carbone creates Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape

Tape Art Executive Director Kristen Carbone creates Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

A passerby helps create Buffalo Caverns​​​​​​​, 2014, using drawing tape

A passerby helps create Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Tape Art Executive Director Kristen Carbone and a passerby create Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape

Tape Art Executive Director Kristen Carbone and a passerby create Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Detail of Tape Art's Buffalo Caverns, 2014

Detail of Tape Art's Buffalo Caverns, 2014. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Tape art artists create Buffalo Caverns​​​​​​​, 2014, using drawing tape

Tape art artists create Buffalo Caverns, 2014, using drawing tape. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

About Tape Art

Tape Art is a collective of artists based in Providence, Rhode Island, that uses low-adhesive tape to temporarily transform spaces through a collaborative drawing process. For more than 25 years, the Tape Art team has been using this medium to create large-scale, temporary public artworks across the globe. Visit Tape Art’s Website

Thank You!

Many thanks to the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, who made this project possible.

Initiative Sponsors

The Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.

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