Bodine High School East Wall
East wall view from Orianna Street. photo - Mike Reali.
Patterns borrowed from a variety of world cultures are worked into the design. photo - Mike Reali.
Ripples on a lake. photo - Mike Reali
Blue glass mosaic circles symbolize water molecules. photo - Mike Reali.
Rivers and glaciers. photo - Mike Reali
Embedded in the design are haikus about water written by 9th grade students at Bodine. photo -Mike Reali
Reflection on a lake. photo - Mike Reali
Student-made mosaic snowflakes in the studio ready to install. photo - Mike Reali
2011. “Reading the Flow” is located on the Bodine High School for International Affairs at 1101 N. 4th Street in Philadelphia, PA. It was created in a partnership of by the Mural Arts Program,the School District of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Water Department. The design wraps completely around the building. The east wall is a version of the water cycle. This project was a collaboration with sculptors Beverly Fisher and Mike Reali.