Boston Greenway

Shara Hughes

Carving Out Fresh Options

Overall Murals is proud to have been selected to work with the Rose Kennedy Greenwayfor the 3rd time to paint the annual mural in Boston’s Dewey Square Park. In 2014, Overall brought to life  Shinique Smith’s Seven Moon Junction, then in 2015, Overall painted  Lawrence Weiner’s Translation From One Language to Another. This year we were honored to paint  Carving Out Fresh Options  designed by the Brooklyn based artist Shara Hughes,  a work originally painted on canvas. The first iteration of this painting is currently on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Our walldogs brought Hughes’ first large-scale mural to life in just one week. Her design features bold colors and sweeping curves to form a surreal landscape of a rushing waterfall, winding river, and carved rock formations. This 40-foot dreamscape sharply contrasts the structured chrome of the surrounding city, and left us wishing we could step through the paint into this imaginary place of lush colors. The Boston community treasures this ever-changing wallscape, the Greenway murals bring a focal point to the park and brightens the spirits of everyone who views it.

Check out the process for yourself in this  time-lapse video of the process caught by the Greenway crew.