In almost every city in the world, you can come across abandoned houses that in most cases look not so attractive. However, two young artists, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, have shown how to convert such objects into impressive landmarks. For their recent public art project, Jessie and Katey turned an entire house in Boston into a colorful art installation.
The project was realized for Zone 3, a Harvard-sparked initiative that aims to further activate and energize the Boston’s Western Ave with creative programs, events, and retail. From May 7th to June 4th, the artists covered all surfaces of the property with colorful geometric patterns, including all the walls and the roof. ‘It has been really fun playing with the bends, folds and dips of the house,’ the artists said. ‘We also collected 3000 beer cans and plan on cutting them up and mosaicing with them in conjunction with the painting. This has basically been a dream project for us.’