About This Site
Industrious Light honors the city’s proud industrial history and prompts discourse around its present-day impact. The mural was created in charcoal, a throwback to “black and white” perceptions of the past and a reference to the primary materials of the industrial era.
The first mural in this series, Industrious Light: Ortlieb’s Brewery was installed in the fall of 2014, roughly a year after the demolition of the defunct brewery. The mural presented the tools of the brewing trade on a massive scale. The mural was obscured by new construction in early 2017.