Maid of the Mist ... Legend, 1973, sgraffito, 20' x 9'
The Slawinski Gallery and Studio Sgraffito, 125 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY
The legend of the Maid of the Mist, as expressed in the words "From the depths of a watery grave in the Niagara, she shall rise to meet the sun and a new life," inspired Prof. Slawinski's creation of this sgraffito mural. Having moved from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, at the invitation of the City's Mayor Lakey, Prof. Slawinski bought the house nearest to the Goat Island bridge opening there his Gallery and Studio Sgraffito. He erected the mural as a free standing structure in the garden adjoining the house, now the residence of his widow, where it continues to stand.