“WELCOME TO YOUR COMMUNITY This Community Portrait is a gift from your friends at Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) with the help of local artists who provided illustrations of our community to celebrate your arrival in Lafayette-West Lafayette. As with any growing and evolving community, no one publication can comprehensively capture every adventure and detail available in such a progressive and diverse environment. Yet, the essence of our community is hallmarked within this “portrait” with whispers of our past influences, examples of our humanity, and references to strong educational, medical and business alliances. Included are examples of creative endeavors, efforts to preserve our environment and historical significance, and places where pleasures are experienced. We welcome you to join us as our community canvas is realized. It is our wish that your personal creativity will also develop to its fullest as you establish your family, work, and life in the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. Welcome home!”
This acrylic painting is an original design to highlight my love of bright colors on black. I am quite happy with the way this piece turned out. I even painted one of my three Dog Days of Summer entries to match this work: Psychedogic. I’m currently exploring some mural possibilities extracted from this design.
Petronio and I designed a three color fleur-de-lis pattern for the crosswalks at the intersection of 10th and Main streets, downtown Lafayette. We chose the colors of yellow, orange, and white as cohesive colors that would combine well with street and caution signs (orange, white, and yellow signage, as well as existing road paint (yellow and white lines).
During the summer of 2015, we painted the approved design with help from community members. As of summer 2018, we have repainted them twice more, with a scaled down design.
DANCITY is a planned route that follows the gallery walk through a specified area. Painted footprints and dance terminology will adorn the path, and participants will follow the magic steps to their next destinations, dancing all the way. Dance demonstrations and music will be featured, and dance related door prizes will be available for people who complete the dance course.
Location: Under the Twyckenham overpass, off of S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN
For this mural, I worked with Dave Raymer of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and at risk youth to help beautify the city of Lafayette. I designed a color block pattern that made use of the existing structure of the wall.
TAF invited members of the community and youth from Cary Home to paint monochromatic designs on top of the underlying color blocks, with different themes, such as literature, music, nature, and architecture.
Within the discarded symbols of those too rich in material excess can be found the hungry faces of those needed on the hidden underbelly to support such a system. If we can imagine a time without this inequality, then we can begin working for change through our own daily choices.