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Madison Park High School gets forested

Giant woods murals part 1

Big-canvas artist Nate Swain shows us the creation story of the new forest mural he just installed on a side of Madison Park Vocational High School on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury - which started seven years ago when he began the mural at the giant art studio that briefly lived at the old Bartlett bus depot in Roxbury.

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But at least it has a nice mural.

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Who proposed and paid for the mural?

Bet it has nothing to do with the school budget.

Oh, but I see - "those" people need to be "punished" all the more by having an ugly shitty school without any free murals. Sure. We all know what that's about.

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"those" people

"punished"

an ugly shitty school

My comment was this school is one of the lowest performing schools in Boston but at least it has a nice Mural now.
I didn't say anything about the budget or who paid for the mural for "those people".. but you did.

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...who comes to parties and then pisses in the punch bowl.

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But thanks for weighing in.

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...the person who pisses in the punch bowl.

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Performing schools in Boston but now has a nice mural is pissing in the punch bowl...I guess I am.

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Thank you, Nate Swain!

Perhaps, some students will be inspired by this gorgeous display of public art and the work and persistence that went into creating it.

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Just to set the record straight no one paid for this mural. I gave it as a gift to Madison School and Boston. I asked my friend who works at the school if I can hang it and he said yes. It's also a gift to myself because I love seeing it installed rather than folded up collecting dust. Many of my art pieces that are up all around Boston I created, installed and paid for but that's ok with me because they are projects I wanted to do on my own terms. When someone asks me to make a art project that's different.
I feel extremely lucky to be able to do the art that I do and not have to get paid every time. I also feel extremely lucky to be making a modest living and surviving as an artist in such an expensive city.
Thanks Adam for sharing this project.

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Thanks for creating it and thanks for displaying it. Boston needs more public art like this!

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