Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Coqui Frog and Rooster - Springfield, MA

Coqui Frog and Rooster
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.224 W 072° 35.582

Short Description: 

An impressionist like painting decorates the utility box on the northeast corner of Main and Worthington Streets in Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

Eighteen artists have been chosen by the Springfield Central Cultural District to paint and beautify electrical utility boxes in the downtown area of Springfield. The first boxes were painted on Monday May 23, 2016 and the program will continue throughout the month and beyond. Many of the paintings will be sponsored by local organizations and businesses.

The New England Farm Workers' Council and Gifted Tones Paint & Music Lounge sponsored this utility box that was painted by Alberto Navarro and Karlos Torruella. The sidewalk features a coqui frog sitting on a flowering plant which extends onto the south side of the utility box. The background shifts from yellow to orange to red to blue hues suggesting the sky at dawn. The street side has a large sun low on the horizon against a multicolored background ranging from green at the bottom to blue at the top. The red outline image of a rooster crowing, the logo of the New England Farm Workers' Council is superimposed over the sun. The background extends onto the north side of the utility box and small petroglyph images are scattered around the bottom and on the south side of the utility box.

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