Back to Top

Wheatpasting in West Pittsburgh

May 31, 2011


This weekend, with crucial assistance from Shaun Slifer and Kevin Clancy, I put up some prints on the Murphy building in Sheraden. A post office, corner store and laundromat in front, the back side of the building that faces the busway is all boarded up.
The main prints in this piece are large, brightly-colored silkscreen prints of the herons I drew for Third Termite to letterpress print for Outpost journal. We also incorporated baby hawk patterns and some outtakes of the “We’re All In This Together” worms that Josh MacPhee printed while he was in town in April.


This work is part of a public art project in the West End of Pittsburgh organized by Orvokki Halme of Future Tenant—who hosted a window show of Celebrate People’s History posters back in November. Keep an eye out there for Your Seat at the Banquet, a food justice show that Kevin is co-organizing this Fall (you may remember him from his Portable Utopia project that I blogged here a few months ago—another amazing former teen!)
In Pittsburgh, more than most places, everything is interconnected.
Big thank yous to Shaun and Kevin for braving the blazing sun with me!
Shaun took the photos, for more see my Flickr


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Posts by Mary Tremonte

Rad Post-Teen Print of the Week: Palm Oil

Rad Post-Teen Print of the Week: Palm Oil

March 4, 2015

After a long hiatus, I am reviving my Rad Teen Print of the Week series as Rad Post-Teen Print of the Week, to share the amazing work from university students and other post-teens that I’ve been working with here in Toronto. I first forayed into this zone a few years ago with Lauren Jurysta’s Free Pussy Riot silkscreen.