Category Murals

Two Murals and Their Makers: “See Her” by Ann Lewis and “Patterned Behavior” by Silvia López Chavez

As new murals emerged in Boston this summer,  I tried to track two through different stages of development. Both reminded me that mural artists must envision on a grand scale while also dealing with daily details and constant complexities. Many minds, hands, and hearts helped both murals come into being. One source common to both was the force of the non-profit organization Now and There headed by Kate Gilbert featuring the Year of the Woman in public art. I have referenced and quoted from their wonderful website at several points in this post. 

A Welcome Wall: Mural by Mehdi Ghadyanloo on Greenway Now

After creating more than one hundred distinctive murals in Tehran, Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo brought his wonderfully developed way with walls to Boston. Watching and listening to people in this city guided him to design Spaces of Hope for the Greenway Wall, which is the side of the air intake building facing Dewey Square Park. […]

Matthew Hoffman on the Greenway and Rachel Perry Welty at the Gardner

Artists Choose Words for Us to Ponder:
On a mild sunny February Sunday, I set out to see Rachel Perry Welty’s statement at the Gardner Museum and Matthew Hoffman’s phrases along the Greenway Fence. These two temporary installations have been up since early January 2016 and will be down again in several months.

Lawrence Weiner’s Art in Words Painted Huge and High or Cut into Ground-level Granite

Autumn in Boston gave me the chance to look at words chosen by artist Lawrence Weiner for two different settings and hear his own spoken words about art. Here are a few images and thoughts related to these experiences.

Surprising Spots for Big Photos in Boston’s Back Bay

Discover connections between a temporary photo mural high up on a tall building and a pop-up photo booth on the street.

Well Worth Walking on the Greenway this week

Inspired by great weather and fleeting chances, I frame windows of opportunity to enjoy art on the Greenway.

Seven Moon Junction Mural Shines with Wisdom from the Greenway Wall in Dewey Square Park

This post shares seven short stories from the short life of an immense mural and invites everyone to add their own stories of Seven Moon Junction before it vanishes from Dewey Square Park.