Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Geometric Designs - Springfield, MA

Geometric Designs
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.087 W 072° 35.362

Short Description: 

A painted utility box on the north side of the Court Square next to City Hall in Springfield, MA is decorated with a bold geometric designs dominated by triangles and rectangles.

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. This painted utility box was sponsored by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Gloria Cabeller-Arce has used a pallet of bold colors - black, green, blue, purple, orange and yellow - to create eye-popping designs, composed primarily of triangles and rectangles, on all sides of this utility box. The street (west) side contains a diamond shaped rectangle sub-divided by a complex array of colored triangles against a green background.

Black is used for the remaining backgrounds. The south side feature a rectangle on point accented by parallelograms to give a 3-D effect. The east side has two vertically oriented rectangles, each sub-divided into triangles. The north side has two black and two purple triangles outlined in orange and green. The outline forms a large X.

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