Thursday, November 19, 2020

Literary Murals

When we were in NYC last weekend we stumbled across murals in progress across from the NY Public Library. It took some googling later to learn it was a public art installation by the SOHO Renaissance Factory. Each piece has some connection to reading and literature and each was more powerful than the next.
This last one just blew me away. It represented those who struggle with reading - the writing in the books was backwards and misspelled. As someone who has had academic struggles, it was a powerful representation across the street from one of the most famous libraries in the world!

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15 thoughts on the matter:

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

How wonderful! You are seeing some great stuff.

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Oh how very cool, Tamar! I do love the NYC Public Library! It is such a beautiful and inspiring place! I remember making periodic visits there when I worked in the city! These murals really are amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us.


Tom said... {Reply} on a grand scale!

Michele Morin said... {Reply}

Great that you bumped into this interesting display!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I love them!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

These are so cool!

Barbara Rogers said... {Reply}

Great murals...I'm drawn to the colorful lion!

Lucy said... {Reply}

Such beautiful and meaningful murals- I adore this type of creativity xx

Lea said... {Reply}

Have a blessed day!

Joanne said... {Reply}

Those are some amazing and colorful murals!

Cloudia said... {Reply}

Thank You!

Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

Wow! As an educator, you have to love those powerful murals!

Michelle Churchman said... {Reply}

The murals are fabulous!


csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Such cool murals. Love them all. Thanks for sharing them.

Natasha said... {Reply}

Do you know if this is a permanent or temporary installation? It's so cool! And I love that they acknowledged the difficulty some people have with reading. That's a part of the reading story too.