A Letter for One with Meaning for All
A team of 40 painter collaborated to create Love Letter, a series of more than 50 huge, text-based rooftop murals.
Love Letter is a public art project by Stephen Powers, a West Philadelphia native, with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Centre for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
The murals, which are stretched along the Market Street corridor, collectively express and document the process and installation of the “Love Letters” adventure.
To mount an ambitious urban beautification project, affectionate messages like “Forever Starts When You Say Yes” or “If You Where Here I’d Be Home Now” have been used to tell us about love and reconciliation to form a single, serial urban work, whose hopeful messages might resonate with a kind of universality.
“Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly.”
Melanie Mueller for uncluttered white spaces
[via Cool Hunting]
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