Sam3’s blue-themed design is purposely simple. It shows two interlaced figures stretching toward one another. The figures boundlessly exert energy as they reach, but never fully connect to each other, because they are in fact the movement of one universal entity and thus already connected.
Drawing from the multiple meanings of the Heraclitus quote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice,” Sam3’s design represents the flow of water—cyclical, infinite, and sometimes unpredictable—and uses it as a metaphor for the constant movement and change that characterize life.
The silhouettes are composed of strong, fluid lines that soften the tower’s straight lines. While their forms can be appreciated from a distance or up close, they will take time to fully reveal themselves.
This project would not be possible without the generous private donor and the partnership of Sherwin Williams providing paint for the artist’s work. No public dollars were used in the creation or production of the mural. We are also thankful to the amazing staff we worked with on this project from Cleveland Water.