Life Patterns

Those who spend time in downtown Rochester know that our little city isn't exactly an example in fabulous architecture. We have some beautiful old buildings mixed with a lot of newer, uninspired structures, not to mention the utilitarian ones like parking garages. That's why I was excited to hear about a mural project going up on the East End Garage next to the historic Eastman Theater. Artist Jill Gussow designed a 456 square foot mosaic titled Life Patterns to span the street level facade of the garage. Taking some inspiration from the architectural details from the neighboring theater and also from common trees in our area, she hopes to bridge the gap between the two building styles.

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This weekend was the beginning of the installation of the tiles. I hope to be able to share some pictures of the mural once it's completed.


jenna said...

I love this! That's such a well trafficked area (no pun intended) that it definitely needed...something.

Lori said...

Looks beautiful!

joAnn said...

I am definitely excited to see the finished piece. Rochester needs more public art!