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: An African
woven feather textile inspired the Cedar/Riverside Station.
200' x 16'
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.