This is one of the largest murals in Philadelphia and was created with special fabric called Parachute cloth and is similar to a dryer sheet. The panels can be painted at a table, indoors, all year-round so more people can participate than in the days of scaffolding and painting directly on the wall. The cloth is adhered to the wall with an acrylic gel.
|Each figure was modeled after a real Philadelphian: |
The woman in the center is the Director of Marketing at the Opera Company,
the man at left works at the Philadelphia orchestra.
|Artist Meg Saligman, "A mural is a piece of artwork that is integral with its surrounding architecture."|
|My favorite part|
|Woman in green dress is the muse of Performance. The woman in the globe is the muse of Spirit.|
|Man in the coat is the muse of Word, and the dancer in front is the muse of Movement|
|See how vibrant the colors were when it was new.|
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program