This Vibrant New WTC Mural Will Help You Shake Off the Winter Blues 

This Vibrant New WTC Mural Will Help You Shake Off the Winter Blues 

Folks strolling around the World Trade Center campus may have spotted an eye-catching addition to the landscape: a massive new mural on Vesey Street. Part of Silverstein Properties’ World Trade Center Mural Project, the piece is “dedicated to moving forward in the midst of the ebbs and flows of life” according to North Carolina-based artist Georgie Nakima. It features a colorful, patterned background framing a face in profile staring ahead, and makes for a stunning image in front of the Oculus’s rising hands. 

“The patterns in the background are a colorful interpretation of yin and yang, demonstrating a multi-dimensional experience for our protagonist,” Nakima writes in the project description, adding, “She holds a graceful power that seeks to guide the viewer to a focal point at the center of the wall, while the background holds vibrant, geometric motifs that embolden the overall composition.”

The World Trade Center site murals have been on view since 2018, when Silverstein Properties partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to commission street artists to paint bold, thought-provoking murals on construction sheds, transforming the area into an outdoor museum. 

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