Frequencies by Benjamin Volta. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location 3812 Old York Road
  • Neighborhood

    North Philadelphia

  • completion date

    September 06, 2015

About the Project 

Starting in December 2014, students participating in our After School Education Program at The Lenfest Center in Hunting Park began exploring the generative power of art and science with artist Benjamin Volta.

Inspired by the new Your Brain exhibit at The Franklin Institute and through hands-on experiments with educators from the Institute, the students developed interesting and beautiful positive patterns.

The resulting mural, which includes the painting talents of Philadelphia Science Festival attendees and Dow Chemical Company employees, displays the interpretative workings of the brain as seen by the students, drawing from a trial and error exploration in pattern making and pattern recognition. Frequencies is a result of a collaborative process, with every student contributing to its making and composition.

Project Photos 

  • Science Festival Paint Day 2016. Photo by Mike Reali.

  • Mural in installation in progress. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural in installation in progress. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Final mural. Northern view. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural Dedication. Photo by Rohaan Malhorta.

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