Local artist and teacher Brian Reddy painted a piano that will be available in Statler Park, near the Theatre District.
"I wanted to create something that was based on color and texture, exploring opposites -- old and new, contemporary and traditional... so when I found out that I was going to be painting a piano, which is wooden and temporary, I chose to make it look old, permanent, and weathered," Brian said. "I painted the piano to look like a bronze or copper statue that has a patina or verdigris on it. Boston has a lot of statues, and objects take on a kind of life when they get a patina. Thinking about all the layers of tradition Boston has, and the diversity available in this small city, I wanted to embrace the city’s contradictory nature. Rather than making the piano bright and beautiful, I was trying to make it beautiful through making it kind of grungy, and embracing all the aspects of the city that way."