Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Koi - Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

N 42° 26.894 W 073° 15.160

Short Description: 

A decorated utility box commissioned by the Pittsfield Artscape Committee is located at the east side of Park Square on East Street, Route 9, in Pittsfield, MA.

Long Description:

The City of Pittsfield Artscape Committee has chosen the eight designs that are now painted on utility boxes throughout the downtown area. All he boxes were painted July 9th and 16th 2016 and were unveiled on July 21, 2016 during the Third Thursday street fair.

The painted utility box adjacent at the east side of Park Square called "Koi" was painted by artist Michael Carty. The front is painted with two multicolored koi. The top fish is higher up and offset to the right. Both fish wrap around to the south side of the box. The back of the box contains a single koi and a waterlily. The north side contains the meter and a single waterlily. The box has dark blue, green, yellow and purple curvy lines against a lighter blue background.

Name of Artist: Michael Carty

Title of the Art: Koi

Year Decorated: 2016

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