Seven Moon Junction
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy commissioned Shinique Smith to create a new 70-by-76-foot temporary mural, titled Seven Moon Junction at Boston's Dewey Square Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Smith's Greenway mural is one component of her interdisciplinary exhibition, "Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In Seven Moon Junction, the artist used a detail from her 2013 painting "Seven Moons," because its circular composition and color palette and the geometry of the building felt as if they belonged together. In shifting the scale of the painting's collage and counterbalancing them with a braided sculptural element to enrich the texture, Smith created a composition tailored to the architecture of the Dewey Square wall. Smith's mural extends beyond the wall, as it attunes to the space in which it sits, radiating energy outward to the rest of the city and its occupants.