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By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The rainy weather put a damper on a lot of people’s Labor Day plans, but it didn’t stop the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program from putting together a new mural at 8th and Cherry Streets.
Ennis Carter with Social Impact Studios says the mural started with the idea give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime, and grew from there to represent the many cultural benefits of work as well as highlighting some of the industrial history of the city.
“But we really focused on an imagery of textiles. A sewing image. So that sewing image and the fabric is a symbol of this being united through work. That we’re brought together with people that we might not otherwise be together with, and that makes a society,” said Carter.
The How We Fish mural on the Archworks building is expected to be completed next month.