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Nature Matching System Murals: Tattfoo Tan
The first-ever installation in the DOT's Temporary Art Program, Nature Matching System Murals was installed on Front Street in 2008. The design for the mural was created by the renowned Malaysian-born artist Tattfoo Tan, who worked with 40 students aged 5-7 from nearby P.S. 307 along with 25 other neighborhood children. Together they painted hundreds of colorful panels using specialized paints matched to the colors of fruits and vegetables. The tapestry of color-8 feet high and 70 feet long-beautified the corrugated metal fence alongside a DOT storage yard beneath the Manhattan Bridge for all of 2008.
Commissioned by the Dumbo Improvement District in partnership with NYCDOT.