Location: Dunkin Donuts at 318 Central Avenue, Jersey City
Date Installed: Winter 2014/ Spring 2015 (retired fall 2020)
Visit Jersey City’s Central Avenue shopping district to see and experience “Paper Planes”. Imagine flying through the streetscapes on Sandino’s paper planes.
This mural was made possible through the efforts of the Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corp. and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
By Artist Sergio Sandino
My paper airplanes mural design is based on the nostalgia and feelings of youth that paper airplanes bring. Making a paper airplane and imaging where it could fly is a symbol of where Jersey City can go, as a community, a city and a home for me, and for all who reside here.
I included pages of notebook paper with drawings of the city and the Statue of Libery, a symbol of this nation but also of the diversity and culture that Jersey City has to offer.
My design is playful and will inspire childrena and adults alike to aspire to their own dreams and imagine flying high above the city.
The large sheets of paper and the planes will be rendered realistically over the existing wall, which will be left unpainted in the negative spaces. The shadows of the airplanes will give the viewer a sense of three dimensional space and of flight.