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Thomas Agran 2022 Mural

  • 126 N. Madison Street
  • Rockford, IL 61107

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The building was formerly a blacksmith and has a history as a farrier/tack shop. Thomas chose to do a layered design that celebrates the pull of the horse. His interpretation of the design is noted as, “I think the design is evocative of a draught team, celebrates the anatomy of the horse, and most importantly honors the history of the building, without feeling kitschy or nostalgic. Bookended by the clearest representations, the inside section of layers dissolves a bit. I hope this makes the imagery not oppressively dominant or photographic, and instead starts to read more abstractly as a wave like pattern or architectural frieze. I am also thinking this aspect will help it to fit into the context of the historic architecture of the building and its neighbors.”

Artist: Thomas Agran

Mural sponsored by Kjellstrom Family Foundation