Guerilla artist, Nate Swain, has struck again! If you walk the Greenway past Rowes Wharf, you will notice the tunnel egress headhouse has turned into a “log cabin.”
The 67 foot vinyl wrap is held up using thirty magnets, specifically 100 lb. neodymium magnets. The 3D logs are painted on a discarded Yahoo ad vinyl fence scrim.
“It’s a gift from me to the city of Boston,” says Nate. I want to show everyone the public art potential of this space. It’s harmless, beautiful and fun public art.”
Putting up the display without the prior approval of the Greenway Conservancy means the display is likely to be taken down. Nate hopes officials will let it stay a while longer.
Interestingly, both Nate Swain and the Greenway Conservancy have prior experience with murals. Nate did the Sequoia tree on the Government Center Garage, the windows on the Salem Street powerhouse and flower billboards on Beacon Hill. The Conservancy is well known for its annual murals near Dewey Square, including the current “Spaces of Hope.”
Photos by Matt Conti.