Public Art Walk

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

10. Short North Gothic

714 N. High St., Short North

Sandy Wood, the same developer who commissioned the Mona Lisa, asked local artists Steve Galgas and Mike Altman to create another mural a decade later in the same vein - an iconic piece given a quirky twist. The pair tackled Grant Wood's "American Gothic," a 1930 painting depicting a farmer and his daughter. In this version, completed in two weeks in 2002, the daughter is turned upside down. A little hand in the upper left corner, an addition made by the artists, points the way to more shopping.