“Transforming Belmont” Town Hall electrical box

Creating a fun and colorful pop of vibrance and happiness on the corner between the Town Hall and the 1853 Homer House.

This transformer box, painted in September 2020, is part of the “Transforming Belmont” program of the Belmont Art Association.

I wanted to create something fun and colorful with a touch of whimsy that would brighten up the large intersection here, but in keeping with the beautiful and historical nature of this part of town. It’s inspired by Belmont’s agricultural history as a place of greenhouses growing flowers… by the stained glass windows in the historic Homer House across the street that feature pink flowers (the rose window below the cupola also has blue baubles, and a sunny yellow ground)… by the classic decor of its residential houses, recalling gold-leafed Asian folding screens… and by some of my favorite painters, Takashi Murakami and Beatriz Milhazes.

Created as part of the 2020 “Transforming Belmont” initiative sponsored by the Belmont Art Association.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.