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Words

Artist:

Mayor's Mural Crew

Location:

288 Hyde Park Ave.  

Location

288 Hyde Park Ave.
United States
42° 17' 30.6348" N, 71° 7' 3.8136" W

Neighborhood:

Roslindale

Type:

Mural

Year:

2000

Medium:

Acrylic paint

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

To create this dense, colorful composition, members of the Mural Crew chose words in a variety of languages that they found to be particularly expressive. The resulting image is reminiscent of calligraphy, with the design of the words privileged, rather than their literal meaning. Gregg Bernstein, the Mural Crew staff member who designed the work, found inspiration in his background in printmaking.

Since its formation in 1991, the Mural Crew has created over 50 public works, located throughout the City of Boston. The Mural Crew provides local teenagers with summer employment and an opportunity to hone their artistic skills, while also helping to discourage graffiti, since murals are less likely to be tagged than bare walls.

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