Marysville, KS 66508
LifeTiles Murals have been called "movies on the wall". A Pony Express rider gallops across the prairie, his long duster lifting in the wind to reveal the mail pouches. Dan Koch of Seneca, Kansas, a Pony Express re-rider, was the costumed model for this mural.
In the second mural, a Model 119 steam locomotive from 1861 changes into a modern diesel locomotive, suggesting the technological process over the 140 years since Marysville became a railroad town.
Each mural consists of 90 speciality made ribbed glass tiles. A series of images have been fused into the tiles in such a way that when the viewer moves in front of the mural, the artwork appears to move. Produced by Massachusetts artist, Rufus Seder, the murals are a rare form of art.
A third mural is being planned that will depict the ferry, which was the start of the town of Marysville, as well as other early-day scenes and of course, our famous black squirrels.