Freeman Plaza East Pedestrian Mural

April 25, 2022

Hudson Square is excited to bring you a new addition to our Hudson Square Canvas Program with: Nature of Technology by Molly Dilworth, located in front of Freeman Plaza East.

The neighborhood surrounding Freeman Plaza East, currently home to technology and information companies, has been fertile ground for innovation over the centuries. Examples include the first American Steinway piano factory and Manhattan’s printing district.   The plaza painting weaves together elements of historic NYC newspaper text blocks, pre-computer weaving punch card patterns and piano keys to celebrate the past and future of the site. From a distance, the shapes in the design can be read as birds and other animals, referencing the importance of parks and open space in the city.


About the Artist

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the Pedestrian plazas of Times Square, Molly Dilworth has created outdoor site-specific paintings in New York City and exhibited across the United States.  Her work was part of Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale.

Dilworth has been an artist in residence at Recess Activities/Pioneer Works, Smack-Mellon and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program and Smack-Mellon. Permanent commissions include a sculpture for a light rail station in Denver and an atrium installation for the School of Business Administration at Portland State University.

Dilworth has a deep-seated belief that art has an important role in everyday life .


A special thanks to the Sherwin Williams Co. for paint & supply support.

Read more about the Hudson Square Canvas program.

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