Poster Image

2023 Poster: Art Deco Structure


Item#: 2023SYR08

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

Art Deco Structure

poster information


Art Deco structure

Power promoting design


Most cities have at least one structure that would inspire a haiku for the “spirit of historical architecture” prompt. Syracuse has numerous creations to consider, each fitting the designation with their own characteristics.

The NiMo building, now National Grid, may not be as old as some of the other Syracuse notables, but its art deco style and the reasoning behind it stand out.

I have been making and showing my art on the East Coast and CNY for almost 50 years. I love the Poster Project! I love how it challenges me to come up with images to fit poems.

Rick Portine’s poem immediately had me thinking of the “Spirit of Light” on the art deco National Grid building in Syracuse. My idea went through many renditions. I finally ended with a bold black and white spirit collaged onto the CNY area that it fills with energy and light.