“Ars et Scientia” by Miles “El Mac” MacGregor - Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Quick Description: Inspired by the artist's family history, his present and possibilities of the future, this mural represents and honors his parents and their careers. The public artwork is painted on the south side of Northeastern University's Meserve Hall in Boston.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2019 9:49:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXJ4
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Long Description:
A realistic image of a woman from the shoulders up is rendered in grayscale. A light-colored tunic drapes over the figure's left shoulder and across her body. With face tilted upwards towards the heavens, a pair of long braids hang straight down along her neck. Her right hand's thumb and forefinger gently hold a bolt of lightening. The left middle finger, forefinger and thumb lightly grasp an artist's paint brush vertically. Each hand is framed by a circle, one blue, one red. Stars are scattered in the background along the top border.

Intellectually, the piece pays homage to the combination of Art and Science.

The public artwork is painted across the wall's upper two-thirds on south side of Northeastern University's Meserve Hall at 35-37 Leon Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Artist: Miles “El Mac” MacGregor
Title: Ars et Scientia
Date: 2015
Medium: Spraypaint

A descriptive metal plaque is mounted to the wall beneath the piece and reads:

“Ars et Scientia”

Miles (“El Mac”) MacGregor
Los Angeles, California

Installed May 2015

Inspired by both classical painters and Chicano artists, El Mac fuses the disciplines of art and science in this image as a nod to his engineer father, a graduate of Northeastern, and his artist mother.

This work is part of President Joseph E, Aeoun’s Public Art Initiative, a campuswide effort to showcase dynamic and diverse artworks.

Northeastern University

Sources:
ELMAC
Northeastern University
City: Boston

Location Name: Meserve Hall

Artist: Miles “El Mac” MacGregor

Date: 2015

Media: Spraypaint on brick

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