Boston Red Sox
in Collaboration with SDUSD
Jonny Pucci is an exception to the saying "a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none." Jonny is a highly skilled carpenter, surfer, muralist, and designer. His work is versatile and elegant.
Demonstrating Inclusivity in Sports and the Arts
After previously painting 3 murals through our Mural Academy Program with Hoover High School in San Diego, SDUSD (San Diego Unified School District) reached out to us again. SDUSD brought the Boston Red Sox on the call with us and expressed their goals to showcase two influential players in baseball: Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. They requested the theme of the mural to be centered around inclusivity and the players' friendship and impact. SDUSD expressed the mural needed to be transportable and durable as the building would be later demolished.
We sourced marine-grade wood, prepped the surfaces, and got to work. Jonny Pucci is an artist who is known for his elegant portraits of impactful figures in history. The background of the mural depicts Ted Williams' "heat map" that he invented. Jonny chose a phrase that directly communicated the bond that the players shared.
After we finished anti-graffiti coating the piece, SDUSD had the piece mounted. Tony Gwynn's wife alongside infamous baseball players would end up appearing at the reveal event where we were able to showcase this project on NBC, ABC, Fox, and other news channels.
"Influential Walls proved to be an incredible educational partner. They turned our school’s vision and ideas into works of art that authentically reflect our community. Their inclusion of students throughout the process established a sense of ownership and pride throughout our student body. I highly recommend their partnership!"
- Jason Babineau, Instructional Support Officer at SDUSD & Former Principal at Hoover High