Muralists from Overall Murals work on the new Dewey Sqaure mural by artist Shinique Smith entitled 'Seven Moon Junction'. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro Muralists from Overall Murals work on the new Dewey Sqaure mural by artist Shinique Smith entitled 'Seven Moon Junction'. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

 

Dewey Square is changing colors along with the shifting season.

 

 

A team of mural artists are putting the final touches on the newest mural to grace the Greenway Wall in Dewey Square Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

 

Titled "Seven Moon Junction," the new 70-by-76-foot mural by artist Shinique Smith features vibrant shades of yellow, red and magenta.

 

"This particular work draws inspiration from various sources such as, alchemy, astrology, music and the mythology and art of indigenous cultures," said Smith. "By taking a small aspect of this existing work and enlarging it to the scale of 70 feet, this microcosm of materials is seen and experienced from a new perspective, becoming a distinct new presentation.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy commissioned Smith to create the mural in conjunction with her current exhibition, “Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

“The Greenway Conservancy is delighted to partner with the MFA on the newest Greenway Wall mural,” said Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. “Bringing more contemporary public art to Boston is a priority for the Conservancy. It’s very exciting to see Shinique Smith’s vibrant mural come to life on the Greenway Wall in Dewey Square Park."

Looking Back


July 2012: Brazilian artists “Os Gemeos,” painted "The Giant of Boston," which drew racially charged commentary.

September 2013: Matthew Ritchie's gray-toned work “Remanence: Salt and Light” replaced the controversial mural.

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