‘For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People‘
An ode to the neighborhood, ‘For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People,’ is a stellar introduction to Rogers Park’s street murals. In fact, artist Mitchell Egly said he had surrounding murals in mind when creating this work.
‘The mural was conceptualized to use design elements from the turn of the century with contemporary styles that reflect the history, mystique and flare of the neighborhood,’ Egly said in an interview. ‘The palette, composition and intricate details were used to complement the existing prismatic murals nearby, and moreover to unify the Rogers Park identity, which is full of local perspectives, complex ideas and overlapping viewpoints.’