August 16, 2016
In a city so well known for its bounty of public art, it's surprising that a beautiful mural installed on a prominent Center City facade can still be completely blindsiding.
This time around, it's the work of Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs and the contemporary West Collection, which displays about half of its work in Oaks, Pennsylvania, and the other half at museums all over the world, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
At the corner of 16th and Chancellor streets, Jacobs recently completed an entrancing close-up of a vivid green meadow dotted with sunflowers and their fuzzy sprouts. Short of a park, it's about as bucolic a scene as you could hope to encounter in the middle of a grid.
You can check out more of Jacobs' work here.