2010 North Federal Highway
Peter Agardy, an accomplished graffiti and public artist, was commissioned to create artwork that expresses the Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park’s character, proximity to the Boynton Beach Inlet, City’s tag line, “Gateway to the Gulfstream,” historical connection to Boynton’s fishing community and nautical lifestyle.
The mural on the retaining wall that greets you as you drive towards the boat ramp depicts the ocean, it’s importance and relationship to the community. For Peter’s concept he consider what the ocean brings to the community and incorporated marine wildlife such as fish, sea turtles, coral reef and birds. He added a little twist on the classic underwater scene with abstract elements to give the mural a ‘painterly touch’.
The second mural which is installed on the boat ramp round-about wall pays homage to Boynton’s historic fishing community and today’s conservation focus of the tag and release sailfish practices. Artist Peter Agardy, a Boynton Beach native, incorporates his memories of fishing, diving and surfing the waters off the coast. The park has been a true staple in his life and is the entry point to our beautiful coast.