Sick Fischer (Chicago)
Howard Street Special Service Area #19 (SSA #19)
Mural Art Initiative Program
1615 W. Howard St. (Behind Sol Cafe)
From the very beginning, the mural’s intention was to radiate themes of ‘life’, ‘growth’ and ‘bright future’. The over-saturated aquamarine leaves and large red fruit are meant to evoke feelings of fertile soil. The very name of the mural, “Big Fruit”, is a play on the names given to other towns or cities. As if to say, “Howard Street, Land of the Big Fruit”, where people can settle, grow and happily sustain. Fischer also thought that the bold, lively color scheme would cut through the drearier winter days as commuters waited on the 2nd busiest train platform in the city.
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