Sunday Afternoon On The Charles River 25' X 120' Trader Joes, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA [2005 Acrylic on brick]
"Sunday Afternoon on the Charles River" was commissioned by the food store Trader Joes on the outside of their building in Cambridge. It depicts local people eating, playing, relaxing, and walking on the banks of the nearby Charles River on a Sunday afternoon when the highway is blocked off. The far left side, painted in grisaille, is a depiction of Harvard Square in the early 1900's.
"Sunday Afternoon on the Charles River" (detail of historical Harvard Square)
The Potluck 22' X 100' Cambridge, Massachusetts [1994 Acrylic on brick]
"The Potluck" is a portrait of a multi-ethnic neighborhood near Central Square in Cambridge, MA. It shows an imaginary outdoor potluck with residents of the neighborhood called Area 4. The images include details drawn by local teens, who assisted with painting along with other community volunteers. Funding came from the Area 4 Neighborhood Coalition.
Viva Villa Victoria, at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston, MA 30 ft. X 13 ft. Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston, MA [1989 Acrylic paint on stucco.]
This mural was painted on the outside of a cultural center associated with the Boston neighborhood of Villa Victoria, on a church wall that at one time had a stained glass window. The mural tells the story of the struggle to preserve housing and community in the face of neighborhood changes. It mixes these with Latino cultural images and symbols of the Villa Victoria neighborhood.
Children Are The Future, Silver Spring Center, Silver Spring, MD 3 ft X 61 ft. Silver Spring Center, Silver Spring, MD [1988 Acrylic paint on wall of lobby]
The design for Children Are the Future was selected by competition for the Montgomery County Art in Public Architecture Program. The flow of images across a narrow band that circles the lobby of this social services building for the county, is based on the design for ancient Greek and Roman friezes, translated into contemporary settings.
Unity-Community, Chinatown Mural Project 40 ft. X 30 ft. Chinatown community center, Boston, MA (building demolished) [1986 Acrylic on brick.]
This mural was co-designed with artist Wen-ti Tsen and painted with many community and artist volunteers. It depicts the history of the Chinatown community. The building has been demolished but a large reproduction of the mural is in the lobby of the new building (corner of Oak St. and Harrison Ave.)
Singing In The Dark Times, Seven Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA 22 ft. X 145 ft. outside wall of the Seven Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA [1992 Acrylic paint on brick.]
This mural depicts theatrical images, including playwrights, actors, and performers from different cultural traditions. There are images of Paul Robeson as Emperor Jones, Bertolt Brecht, Lorraine Hansberry, Teatro Campesino, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Dance Brigade (formerly the Wallflower Order), Dario Fo, Bread and Puppet and others.
Lorraine Hansberry, Dance Brigade, San Francisco Mime Troupe and Paul Robeson
Links 7 ft. X 50 ft. Racine Correctional Institution, Racine, Wisconsin [1996 acrylic on stretched canvas panels]
This mural on panels was commissioned by the Wisconsin Arts Board and was installed in the Visiting Room of the Racine Correctional Institution through a percent for art program. It depicts inmates, their families, guards and staff while helping to humanize an institutional setting where families of inmates visit.