William James College Mural
Height: 10 ft
Width: 100 ft
Organic and geometric shapes of varying colors and shapes painted on the hallway walls; bright reds, greens, blues, purples, yellow and turquoise.
This mural was a commission by an artist who participated in the Synoptic Lecture Program of William James College, one of the founding colleges of this university. The design is based upon simplified elements of nature (such as a rainbow motif) and simplified images of traditional Japanese painting. However, while the artist created the design, the members of William James College applied the paint. The intention of the artist was to make a friendly, happy environment out of the generic, somewhat sterile hallways. In this spirit, the artist chose to use the standard colors of the Pittsburgh Paint Company so that repainting would be easy for maintenance workers.
Part of the William James College Project 1971-83