Seaside dedicates mural to Vincent Scully

SEASIDE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Seaside is remembering a man who had an eye for architecture and a strong sense of community.

Vincent Scully is now forever immortalized in Seaside.

Seaside was not built in a day, neither was the wall-sized mural dedicated to Vincent Scully.

"So, the mural behind me, it took about eight days," said street artist
Andrew Pisacane.

Vincent Scully was a historian and educator of art and architecture, he also was an early supporter of the small beach town.

While the mural was only painted this year, the contributions that Vincent Scully made, will live on forever.

The mural dedicated to him Friday was painted by 29 year-old street artist Andrew Pisacane or as he's known on the street, "Gaia."

Pisacane said, "Rather than going down to Vincent Scully's memorial service, they would spend that money to create a testament to his legacy."

Scully influenced many who would later go on to help design, plan and build Seaside. Some of his former students reflected on what Scully had taught them.

Robert Orr, a former student of Scully's said, "Architecture is a continuum, it's part of our lives and we all live in these buildings. The buildings reflect and represent periods in time."

For as long as his image endures, Scully can now keep a watchful eye, on the town and community he and his students helped create.

The mural dedication was also a part of Seaside Prize week.

The Seaside Prize celebrates individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the community.