14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words
Photo Credit: Steve Weinik
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Yolanda Wisher
http://yolandawisher.com

Description:

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.

PROJECT LOCATION

Floor
Gateway
Sidewalk
Streetscape
City Hall to Washington Avenue; Concrete median of a four lane road stretching 14 blocks from City Hall to Washington Avenue
South Broad Street Median
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Mural Arts Philadelphia
DNC Host Committee
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
45,000
under $50K
Private
Floor/Surfaces, Gateway, Mixed Media, Mural
Mixed Media, Mural, Plastic
2016
2017