Synthesis, 2019
100 x 200″, latex wall mural
Cynwyd Elementary School
Bala Cynwyd, PA

This commissioned mural adorns the walls of Cynwyd Elementary School’s Library Makerspace. Synthesis was inspired by Rutstein’s ocean exploration and collaboration with scientists researching chemical and microbial processes in the deep sea. During the project, she gave talks and shared experiences about her deep-sea dives and the intersection of art and science with the students. Children in Grades K-5, along with several staff members, contributed to the creation of this mural.