1,600 square foot mural project
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Michael Pyrdsa, Hometown artist and muralist recently completed work on an approximately 1,600 sq. ft. mural project outside of Wilkes-Barre. In collaboration with the Commonwealth Equipment Corporation, the hand painted mural by Pyrdsa is visible from Interstate 81 South and features the large-scale replication of the mechanical line drawing of an industrial stone crusher, a frequent site and symbol of the regional mining, construction, and energy industries in Pennsylvania. The mural project, which began on Thursday, July 12th, and was completed on Saturday, July 28th, is Pyrdsa's second major outdoor art project of the summer. After beginning the season with a well-received mural in his hometown of Tamaqua Pyrdsa is continuing his efforts toward bringing the dynamic visual aesthetics and inspirational appeal of the mural arts to the communities of Eastern Pennsylvania by working with local business owners, community organizers, and historical societies.