The State Farm Mural
|1640 sq feet|
|1021 SE Washington St. (East Wall)
The fifth mural in our mural project was painted by Oliver Casillas and completed in early October 2023. It’s located at: 1021 SE Washington Ave. The mural depicts local wildlife including a Chinook salmon in the Umpqua River while a white-tailed deer drinks from the same river. The color palette is evocative of Casillas’ other works. The mural wall shares space with a major downtown parking lot and is across the street from the Post Office and just around the corner from the “Old Soul Mural”. Thanks to Chris Hubbard State Farm and the City of Roseburg to make this mural happen.
About the Artist
Oliver Casillas is a Mexican-American artist living in Talent, Oregon. Oliver has studied the arts since a young age, immersing himself in painting, sculpture and ceramics early. Born in Guadalajara in 1995, Oliver attended school in Guadalajara, Mexico and later university in Namur, Belgium, living also in Los Angeles, and moving later to Talent where he rediscovered his passion for art. For the past two years, Oliver has now dedicated himself exclusively to art and tattooing. Oliver is the artistic manager for a project named "We Art Here," which uses art to raise awareness about social struggles, environmental stewardship, and movements of protest. Oliver aims to expand his public art practice in the Pacific Northwest, painting murals in urban areas where it will make the most impact, support collective identity building, and improved quality of life for neighbors.