2013 FISH NET STREET MURAL
BY JAMES OWEN CALDERWOOD
Fish Net is a painted street
mural that extends the entire length of parsons street (from rogers
street to main street). This street functions as an important
pedestrian link from the harbor below to the center of the city.
Fish nets have been an important part of Gloucesters fishing
industry, and this piece fosters a connection between the sea
and the city.
This street mural also relates to the
Folly Cove designers (1938 1969) collection at the Cape
Ann museum. These designers used repetitive pattern in the creation
of fabrics and textiles. Repetitive pattern also came into play
as the Fish Net mural developed into one large patterned
piece that could be seen as weaving together the fabric of the
Fish Net was commisioned
by the Committee for the Arts on behalf of the City of Gloucester
for the 2013 HarborWalk Public Art Challenge, with funding from the Seaport Advisory Council, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Art Site: www.jamiecalderwood.com