Spotlight On: Newton Meyers Mural at Dodge

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

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You can find this spectacular mural, Life as a Delicate Fabric Stretched Between Two Eternities,  in our office, thanks to its artist Newton Meyers. Feeling a connection between the painting, which he completed in 1993, and Dodge’s commitment to green design, Mr. Meyers graciously allowed us to host his work.

The mural, explains Mr. Meyers, “Depicts the birth of the earth in a gigantic galactic explosion morphing into C-shaped tides which radiate out of this chaos, bringing warmth and lush green life. Most of this is shown on a huge curtain that sweeps across the mural, dipping into the waters below, where life began. This evolving fabric stretches on past melting icebergs and the death of species to the other eternity, represented by the planets, that life will eventually inhabit.”

We hope you get a chance to come to the office and study the tiny details for yourself. Each time you look at it, you will find some new surprises. Take a look for yourself:

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As an illustrator and designer, Mr. Meyers’ clients included: The National Lampoon, Family Weekly, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Grolier, Lilly Dache, William Frederick Press and numerous design firms. When the Pratt Institute bought his graphic design school, Gap Workshop, he joined the staff of the Institute as a teacher. His paintings have been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum, Long Island University and the Pratt Institute.

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The mural, which is acrylic on linen, is for sale. Please contact info@grdodge.org for further information.

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One Response to Spotlight On: Newton Meyers Mural at Dodge

  1. Myra Kaiser says:

    Dear Newton,

    I was cruising at the computer in the “computer lab” in the senior bldg in which I now live and decided to search a few persons out of my past on Google. I was very interested to see what you’re doing now which is quite different than what I remembered from the past when we knew one another well. (i.e. “floating heads” etc). I’m very impressed and happy to see how successful you’ve become and I love your current work. I also viewed the Fox news piece with Arnold Diaz about having your beautiful painting returned to you. Congratulations!

    I moved to the “Jersey Shore” in 1993 and two years ago I moved to a town near Red Bank, New Jersey. I had more or less given up painting my primitives until 2005 when I suddenly began to do them again. Most of my paintings feature animals, trees with each leaf drawn individually, etc. Since I often tackle subjects I don’t know how to do, I have had occasions where I have spent up to 7 hours working on a cow’s nostrils!! (These are very tricky indeed). For the first 6 hours, all I could manage were smudge pots rather than nostriles. But eventually, I got what I think were a believable couple of nostrils!!!

    Glad you’re doing so well with your art. Be well. Myra Kaiser

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