Till Now: A History and Culture Based Portrait Of Minneapolis As Expressed
Through Six Geometric Platform Designs
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Hiawatha Light Rail System • Minneapolis, Minnesota •
This image: Pioneer quilts done in Minnesota in the
mid 1800’s inspire the
Veterans Administration Station. 200’x16’
I spent a week researching patterns in Minneapolis/Saint Paul museums,
working with community members and curators. Each platform is inspired
by artifacts or architectural details found in the Minneapolis/Saint
Paul communities. The specific designs that I selected as inspirational
starting points were picked for their cultural and historical importance.
Each platform design stands on its own, and together they make a unified
statement about the cultural history of Minneapolis.
Inspiration for the art falls into three groups; a native motif, immigrant
fabrics, and the culture that has developed in Minneapolis as expressed
through its architecture.