Artist Statement: Music is everywhere in NYC: it floats from windows, booms from car stereos. We hear it in stores, on the subway, walking through a parade or street fair. I wanted to capture the atmospheric quality of music as well as the excitement and sparkle of the city by using Swarovski crystals, mirrored tiles, and up cycled CDs.
  • 2016

Music is the Heartbeat of the City


Gilly Gil-Lugo

Native New Yorker Gilly Gil-Lugo is an artist who combines the charm of children’s picture books with the elegance of fashion illustration. She has a B.F.A. in Illustration from F.I.T., and has worked in both the fashion and toy industries. 1n 1996 she started Making A Scene Decorative Painting, creating one of a kind murals for residential and public spaces in the tri state area. Gilly believes that every surface has a potential to be transformed into a work of art and invites you to “think outside the frame”.

Public Location

Building 92: Brooklyn Navy Yard (June 9 - 19, 2016)

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