Seen & Scene

Ellen Rutt's avatar Ellen Rutt

Giant shapes, color fields and textures span the entire West and South walls of the Plaza Towers parking structure. Energetic and still, chaotic and orderly, organic and linear this site-specific work embodies the complexities and of contemporary existence. The shapes become characters in an abstract cityscape - textures and forms interact to tell a symbolic story of connectivity and dissonance. At the center of the mural, the eye acts as a symbol of perception, the way we interpret and translate daily events into narratives that inform our identity. The eye, sourced from a vintage magazine, is painted using a halftone, an old printing technique brought into an entirely new context through a dramatic shift in scale.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 93 feet
  • Medium: Latex paint
  • Width: 283 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 43 feet