Pittsburgh's Outdoor Murals and Public Art, discovered on bicycle around the Burgh bike

 

by Jeremy Raymer

2301 Smallman St (Smallman St at 23rd St)
Strip District, Pittsburgh PA 15222
40.453854,-79.982019


Artist Jeremy Raymer asked if we would include this mural on the site even though it’s an indoor mural. We agreed to because it’s in a public market with easy access from the street and you can even see it through the windows. Whether walking or biking in the area, you don’t need to go much out of your way to view it and we thought some of the shoppers might like to know more about the artwork.

Mr Raymer considered the type of market this was and his impressions of it when he shopped there. He decided that the mural should represent innovation, technology, local sourcing and Pittsburgh. For local, Pittsburgh flavor he used the nearby bridges and the city colors of black and gold. Then he selected three people to represent what he felt were the innovators in environmental activism.

Sir Albert Howard is considered the Father of Organic Farming. In 1940 he published An Agricultural Testament laying the principles of organic gardening out. He is considered one of the first to suggest that chemical fertilizers were the wrong approach, and to promote composting and natural ways to replenish the soil.

Vandana Shiva is an environmental activist, physicist, author, and founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. She has worked world wide to promote organic farming and fair trade and was called an environmental hero by Time Magazine.

The third image is our own Rachel Carson. An environmental pioneer who warned us of the dangers of chemical pesticides.

 


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