26. Outdoor Life
|Ben F. Cunningham | fresco | 10 feet by 22 feet Detail image of a
portion of the mural. This recreational scene includes picnickers, a piper, a photographer, and
others at leisure. Typical of the upstairs frescoes are little separated vignettes. At a table set
for six, four picnickers wait patiently for three slices of bacon that a woman cooks in a pan over
a small stove across the stream. This picnic tableau is set among highly stylized rounded trees
whose leaves resemble tapestried jellied wintergreen candies. Such intricate patterns as the tree
designs are reminders that Cunningham was a weaver and tapestry designer.