Convergence

A meditation in mural form

Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Project Photos  

  • Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 16, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 16, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Inspired by river currents and the energetic crisscrossing of river, railroad, trails, roads, bridges, and ramps, Convergence is a mural meditation on the Schuylkill River. At close to 7,500 square feet, this work of public art is local artist Rebecca Rutstein’s first mural project. Rutstein is known for her work at the intersection of art, science, and technology, and has combined these into one vibrant, geometric design on a building belonging to technology and entertainment company AT&T, soaring above the popular Schuylkill Banks multi-use trail to evoke reflections of light on water, aerial maps, tectonic processes, and connective pathways.

Rutstein will speak at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on September 17, 2019, as part of a series, From the Schuylkill to the Hudson, Landscapes of the Early American Republic. Register here to attend this event. The mural is currently in progress, and will be formally dedicated in Fall 2019.

Funders 

AT&T
PTS Foundation
Hummingbird Foundation
City of Philadelphia