Location: 135 Western Ave., Allston (Old New England Deposit Library building)
In October 2020, Zone 3 worked with Boston-based artist Sophy Tuttle, to transform the facade of the old New England Deposit Library at 135 Western Avenue. This project contributed to Walls on Western, a mural-focused public art program of Zone 3 intended to highlight Boston area artists with a connection to Allston and Brighton. Sophy's nature-focused mural takes up more than 3,000 sq ft, making the 7th mural in the series the largest one yet.
Interconnected is a joyful reminder that, as Tuttle says, we—humans, hummingbirds, succulents, butterflies, and all of our fellow creatures—are all deeply dependent on each other. This 3,000 sq ft mural is painted on a building erected at the turn of the century to house the New England Deposit Library, which once held the overflow of research materials from both Harvard and other research collections around the region.
Walls on Western is a mural-focused public art program run by Zone 3 to highlight Boston area artists with a connection to Allston-Brighton.