“Be True,” 117 S. 3rd St., north facing, Luna Datura’s Curious Gifts, by Sam Kirk, 2021 CRE8IV murals

Be True, 2021

This piece was created for the Cre8IV @gorockford Mural Festival in Rockford, IL. The mural is a celebration of many communities, but the LGBTQ community is the central focus in this one. When creating this I was inspired by those who live life true to who they are, no filters, no limitations. Sam Kirk, http://iamsamkirk.com/

Photo source: gorockford.com


“Rockford,” in American Sign Language, at 509 East State Street, part of CRE8IV public art murals

On the west side of 509 East State Street, currently Social Urban Bar & Restaurant. Painted 2021 by the artist, Fatherless. Source: GoRockford

Community Sculptures – Boaz Vaadia and Hans Van de Bovenkamp

Source:  Rockford Register Star 4/20/2017


Boaz Vaadia died Feb. 25, 2017 in his home, in Manhatten, New York, of pancreatic cancer at age 65.  Additional information is available in the New York Times newspaper, www.nytimes.com, Wikipedia.com, artforum.com and more.  Isreali-American artist and sculptor, who exhibited/loaned sculptures of stacked stone here.