PITTSTON — When Main Street Manager Rose Randazzo’s son, Geoffrey Pazzuto, came to her with a unique idea for Main Street signage, Randazzo ran with it.
Those perusing on Main Street will see a pair of pedestrian signs downtown, with a little twist. The signs, one near the First Liberty Bank and Trust on South Main Street and one across from the new Geisinger building, are one-of-a-kind.
The signs were designed and constructed by Maria Livrone and Bill Zack, owners of Whimsy and the Welder and Art on Main. They feature a standard pedestrian sign held up by a “stick figure” made of metal, looking like a pedestrian about to cross the street.
The signs are constructed out of the normal materials used for signs throughout Pennsylvania. This time, however, Zack and Livrone put a twist on them once Randazzo commissioned the pieces.
“I don’t think I have the words to express how thrilled we are do to anything for the city,” Livrone said. “They have been very supportive of us.”
Livrone said the duo wanted to donate the signs, but Randazzo insisted the artist gets paid.
“When we create something we’re not creating a piece, we’re putting ourselves into the piece,” Livrone said. “To see something in our hearts come to fruition, it’s beyond words. It’s what we’re in the world to do.”
Livrone said she wanted to put a spin on the piece for Randazzo. There is now a tomato on the foot of one of the signs. Also, gloves will be installed on the hands of the sign.
“I always tell people we make happy,” Livrone said.
As far as Pazzuto’s idea for the signs, Randazzo said he saw something similar on the internet.
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