Friday, August 18, 2017

Mural: Sound Wave - Northampton, MA

Sound Wave
North Street
Northampton, MA

N 42° 19.541 W 072° 37.924

Quick Description: 

A retaining wall along North Street in Northampton, MA has been transformed into a digital representation of a sound wave keyed to the time of day.
Location: Massachusetts, United States

Long Description:

The 128' long by 8' high Sound Wave mural completely covers a cinder block retaining wall for a parking lot along North Street. At the top, the mural is marked off in hourly intervals beginning at 7 pm and ending at 7 pm, 24 hours later. The mural is a digital depiction of a blue and black sound wave against an orange (upper) and gray (lower) background. The Sound Wave starts loudly, diminished in intensity after midnight until 6 am when it increases in intensity to 7 pm the following day. Thus the digital sound wave is a true indication of sound levels throughout the day.

The mural was created in 2012 by four artists: Carolyn Clayton, Dana Wilde, Darya Diamond & Perry Huntoon of the Creative Community Collective, a.k.a. C3.

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