Convergence, 2019, AT&T and Mural Arts Philadelphia
Permanent Outdoor Public Art Commission

63 x 124′ mural painting
AT&T Building, 25th & South Streets, Philadelphia

Inspired by river currents and the energetic crisscrossing of river, railroad, trails, roads, bridges, and ramps, Convergence is a mural meditation on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. At close to 7,800 square feet, this work of public art is Rutstein’s first major mural project. Rutstein is known for her work at the intersection of art, science, and technology, and has combined these into one vibrant, geometric design on a building belonging to technology and entertainment company AT&T. Soaring above the popular Schuylkill Banks multi-use trail , Convergence evokes facets of light on water, aerial maps, tectonic processes, intersections of roads and bridges, and connective pathways.
The bright warm colors of the left wall are a symbolic reference to the annual, African Odunde Festival which takes place on neighboring South Street, and begins with a ceremonial offering of fruit and flowers into the river from the adjacent South Street Bridge.The bold and graphic nature of the mural is meant to have a compelling presence from close and distant vantage points. The mural’s prime location invites the attention and imagination of millions of pedestrians and cyclists who use the Schuylkill River Trail and Banks Boardwalk, kayakers on the river, drivers traveling the Schuylkill Expressway, and viewers beyond in Center City and West Philadelphia. “Convergence” celebrates a stretch of the Schuylkill River that brings together diverse forms of transport, pathways, culture and the people of Philadelphia.

Funders

AT&T
PTS Foundation
Hummingbird Foundation
City of Philadelphia

For inquiries, please contact Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors at bmayer@bmayerart.com
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca RutsteinConvergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo: Steve Weinik
Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric DalePhoto by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric DalePhoto by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric DalePhoto by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric DalePhoto by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric DalePhoto by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, Photo by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Street. Photo: Steve Weinik
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist team installing Rebecca Rustein's Convergence. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Artist Rebecca Rustein works on her mural Convergence, July 12, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence in-process, July 19, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 15, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 16, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 16, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence by Rebecca Rustein in-process, August 16, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Rebecca Rustein's Convergence, in-process, August 22, 2019. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 CIty of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Streets. Photo by Steve Weinik.Convergence © 2019 CIty of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Streets. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Convergence © 2019 CIty of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Streets. Photo: Steve Weinik
Convergence © 2019 CIty of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Rebecca Rutstein, 27th and South Streets. Photo: Steve Weinik