Echo Hecho Fresco

By Alberto Aguilar, Echo Hecho Fresco, CDOT traffic paint on wall, 2019

By Alberto Aguilar, Echo Hecho Fresco, CDOT traffic paint on wall, 2019


“After spending time on the Riverwalk I’ve come to understand it as a transient space. This zigzag pattern, which moves in multiple directions, reflects the constant movement of people through the tunnel, cars on the bridge above, boats below, as well as the river’s flow. I used Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) traffic and pedestrian paint, which in a sense makes it a mural for the people. It’s simple in design but complex in its arrangement of color value.  Applied with a 4” roller, it has an immediacy which reveals my moves and accidents. Made with a grid, it’s also regulated and measured, allowing the eye to make up for its imperfections. Now that you’ve seen it up close,I recommend viewing the mural from the opposite side of the river.”—Alberto Aguilar


 

City of Chicago

Department of Assets, Information and Services

2 North LaSalle St.

Floor 2

Chicago, IL 60602


 

chicagoriverwalk@cityofchicago.org

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