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“Token Squirrel,” Visual Urban Renewal and Transformation

“Token Squirrel,” Visual Urban Renewal and Transformation

Visual Urban Renewal and Transformation muralist Evan Lovett painted the mural “Token Squirrel,” which presents a squirrel nibbling on a SEPTA token. The 30-foot mural is displayed on a building at the 2200 block of North Hancock Street on the border of Kensington and North Philadelphia. While the painting of the squirrel was Lovett’s idea, the idea of the squirrel feasting on the SEPTA token came from the wall’s donor. The Philly-centric mural is part of Lovett’s “Local Critters” Project, an effort to raise awareness of an animal’s presence in our environment.

Credit: Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Public Art

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