Liquid Light - CODAworx

Liquid Light

Submitted by David Bender

Client: Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish

Location: New York City, NY, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $7,000

Project Team


Matt Pomerantz

Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish


David Bender


Ricardo Zurita Architects



Commissioned by co-founder Matt Pomerantz, the theme was left to the artist's own imagination. Because this is a gathering place for the local community, Matt wanted it to be uplifting and welcoming.


The curved wall influenced my choice of materials especially the gold leaf pattern - knowing that it would reflect light differently all along the curved plane.


There were many studies done that continued to refine the design. Client was totally open to the evolution of the creative process.

Additional Information

The mural, Liquid Light, can be seen from the street and becomes a magnet to draw people into the store. It is particularly dramatic at night.