Artist Jonathan Brown interview brings new life to Madison landmark
Madison, Wisconsin is getting ready to celebrate the unveiling of a first-of-its-kind art installation that will put the midwestern city on the world map for landmark innovation. On Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5-7 p.m., the downtown networking event, New Places, New Faces will be hosted by Downtown Madison Inc., Hovde Properties and award winning mosaic artist Jonathan Brown, to reveal a giant waterfall mural installed with LED lights running the entire height of the 10-story historic building located at 316 W. Washington Ave.
“Madison is on the map,” Jonathan Brown tells AXS, excited about Thursday’s event. While Brown and his Houston based company, Modern Mosaics Inc., has already captured national attention for a long list of landmark installations across the U.S., he considers this project to be a significant mark of what art and technology can create together. “Rather than just a large-scale mural, I really wanted to give Madison something different. I think an illuminated running waterfall makes a strong statement about the city’s future and its booming technology sector,” he says.