Friday, June 10, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Geometric City Scenes - Springfield, MA

Geometric City Scenes
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.346 W 072° 35.506

Short Description: 

City scenes create with geometric shapes decorate the utility box on the northwest corner of Taylor and Dwight 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.

Professional artist Arielle Jessop used a unusual and creative technique to painted this utility box. The street side features a rectangular brown building with irregular windows. A bed of flowers occupies the bottom of the painting and a tree sweeps diagonally from left to right in the foreground. All sides have a multicolored geometric sky. The north side features buildings and trees. The sidewalk side has a perspective painting of two buildings on opposite sides of a narrow street. The south side features tall flowers.

The top of the utility box has the name of the sponsor - WGBY, the local Public Broadcasting Station. Ms. Jessop's Facebook page indicated she also received support from artistic service Antler Editions.

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