Ryan Strand Greenberg

Folding The Prism

Folding The Prism

VIDEO BY Wefilmphilly

Folding the Prism is a mural by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Spring Garden Street, that responds to the neighborhood’s rich textile history of the early 20th century.

On this project I worked with Jessie and Katey to develop a design that explores themes of movement and symmetry, inspired by bold color combinations, patterns in nature, and woven textiles. The visual language of the mural helps to weave a

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This six story mural was painted in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Restorative Justice program. This paid apprenticeship program provides formerly incarcerated individuals job training and mentorship to restore and transform individual lives and communities, helping to break the cycle of recidivism through public art.

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Photos by WeFilmPhilly

  • Project Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia, Arts + Crafts Holdings.

  • Special Thanks: Sam Spetner, Caliph Evans, Tyreeah McCray,Willie Evans, Shaquille Palmer, Kashif Weems, Raphael Arroyo, Ryan Spillman, Carlos Vasquez, Will Cooper-Balis, Grace Cannon, Andrea Grasso, John Zerbe, Kelly Edwards, Alex Gottleib, Todd Checkoff, WeFilm Philly.