Property owner Pembroke Real Estate asked Arrowstreet to invigorate their storefront windows along Atlantic Avenue. Working with a small site footprint, we proposed a sculptural “sea glass” mural depicting swimming codfish, a subject close to the heart and history of Boston’s waterfront. Our designers worked with 12 shades of tumbled recycled glass pieces to assemble an original illustration by hand, a meticulous process that took nearly 100 hours to complete. Over 900 pounds of tumbled glass went into the final design, which was then fixed in place by pouring layers of resin into each custom built frame. In addition, Arrowstreet coordinated all planning, budgeting, frame construction, installation and lighting of the final mural.

Project Details

location

Boston, MA

client/owner

Pembroke Real Estate

categories

Graphics

 

Quote

“It’s great to look  back on a successful project and see that it has become iconic to the local area…”

– Bob Lowe, Arrowstreet

Photos by Edward Wonsek

Architectural Plans / Process