“The Garden” is a 130 ft. by 30 ft. mural of red lettuces in The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia vegetable garden. Hueman says, “The red lettuce, in particular, reminded me of flowers and are featured most prominently in the piece. The entire color palette is pulled from the greens in the garden, the red lettuce, the stones on the building, and the blue Napa sky.”
Allison Tinati is an Oakland-based artist who paints under the moniker “Hueman”. She received her degree in Design and Media Arts from University California, Los Angeles. Tinati has created murals in Los Angeles; St. Petersburg, Florida; Clark, New Jersey; and recently at Treasure Island, San Francisco, among many other locations. Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and Hi Fructose. She often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative; the beautiful and grotesque.