14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words
Running down the median of South Broad Street, Tomezsko’s 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words is a brightly colored, mile-long temporary mural that served as a vibrant gateway between City Hall and South Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. The mural is painted on a temporary vinyl covering and stretched 14 blocks from City Hall to Washington Avenue. Its visual movement unfolds like a classical sonata: rippling colors and forms are introduced, developed, and then revisited as onlookers make their way up or down one of the city’s busiest corridors. The project also featured words and imagery from Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher’s celebrated book of poems, Monk Eats an Afro. 14 Movements represents the desire of all people to be seen, heard, and represented, and reflects the importance of placing open discussion and the exchange of ideas at the forefront of our democratic society.