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  • Morenos Market Mural

Market Still Life

Artist:

Mayor's Mural Crew

Location:

796-798 Washington St.  

Location

796-798 Washington St.
United States
42° 17' 1.158" N, 71° 4' 16.6008" W

Neighborhood:

Dorchester

Type:

Mural

Year:

2001

Medium:

Acrylic paint

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

Located outside a corner convenience store on Washington Street in Dorchester, this mural reflects Haitian culture through images of food. At the time the mural was painted, the store’s owners were immigrants from Haiti. The artist, Jennifer Rydwansky (formerly on the staff of the Mayor’s Mural Crew), had just returned from six months in Haiti, where she was volunteering at an orphanage. After consulting with the store’s owners, Rydwansky purchased items that could be found in a typical Haitian kitchen and arranged them into a still-life scene. She painted from photographs of the still-life scene, resulting in the close-up view you see here.

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