Girl & Sandcastle
Artistically Decorated Utility Box
Ocean City, NJ
N 39° 16.774 W 074° 34.445
A beach-going girl and a sandcastle decorated a utility box on the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.
This 8' high by 6' wide utility box is painted by experienced muralist Susan Rau. On the sidewalk side of the utility box is a large and intricate sandcastle that wraps around one side. The sandcastle is complete with towers that are flying banners and set against a blue sky with three clouds. In the sand are a pail, shovel, sea shell, and bead necklaces.
The other side has a dune fence, dune grass and a laughing gull flying overhead. The street side has a girl headed for the beach with beach accessories: a sun hat, polka dot swimming tube, sunglasses, pail, and an over the shoulder accessory bag. The artist signed her work on a pair of clam shells at the bottom.