With a background in landscape architecture, Swain said he’d like to turn the city into an outdoor museum.
“You could have surprises around every corner,” said Swain. “Like a visual theme park.”
Swain wants to paint murals on mountable, vinyl material that could be swapped out at anytime and replaced with newer artwork from a range of local photographers or painters.
One space Swain would like to see get revamped are the TD Garden, which Swain said he would turn “inside-out” with a mural of a cheering crowd.
Another spot is the NStar substation on High Street, which Swain wants to retrofit with a view of the Arnold Arboretum.
“You could escape all the brick and mortar in the city and have these vistas that kind of take you away for a bit,” he said.
Swain has already installed artwork on vacant walls in the North End and has been working on a 30-by-70 vinyl mural with students from Roxbury that will cover offensive graffiti.
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