The Anthropologist

About The Project

Artist

Tim Simmons

Completion Date

15 September 2012

Location

The Water Tower at 849 N. 3rd Street North American St. at Poplar Street 5th and Green Streets Wallace Street between N. 5th and N. 4th Streets 5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543


Rockpool #4 by Tim Simmons


Mural Arts continues to expand the boundaries of muralism through a partnership with The Anthropologist; an online space founded by the Philadelphia-based Anthropologie brand that supports the work of inspired individuals. This collaboration presents a temporary, nature-specific, photo-based mural series called Urban Land Project, which examines the connection between individuals and the planet.

Mural Arts worked with The Anthropologist to identify Northern Liberties as a public commercial space that had been affected by urban decay in which to showcase the images. The project’s large-scale images were created by UK photographic artist Tim Simmons and are part of a bi-costal installation that launched on September 12, 2011.
The goal of Simmons’ work is for passersby to view his textured details and be inspired to consider the concept of the landscape in a different way. Simmons’ imagery, which is strikingly beautiful both in simplicity and perspective, will be juxtaposed against the urban backdrop, accentuating the tension between the human and natural worlds.

To learn more: theanthropologist.com

Sponsored by: Anthropologie

Photo credit: Tim Simmons