Client: City of Bloomington
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States
Completion date: 2014
Pointer Metal Fabrication
The mural, entitled ‘Breakaway”, is intended to imply movement by the modes of which viewers are the most familiar: trains, bikes, buses, skateboards. The visual movement is accentuated by the overlaying linear elements that vibrate around and through the progressing “wheels”. The bright warm colors of the wheels are gradated in order to enliven and add to the forward motion of the work.
Mass transit systems should be positive symbols in the community, attracting local riders and visitors. Good design and art can improve the appearance and safety of a facility, give vibrancy to its public spaces and make patrons feel welcome. Good design and art will also contribute to the goal that transit facilities help to create livable communities.
The mural was fabricated from powder-coated aluminum shapes that are attached directly to the wall. The majority of the aluminum shapes stand slightly away from the center’s wall in order to create shadow lines around the individual pieces. The mural area is approximately 22’ wide by about 6’ tall.
Mass transit systems should be positive symbols in the community, attracting local riders and visitors. This composition is intended to enliven the spirit of the facility, give vibrancy to its public spaces and make patrons feel welcome. The design is intended to contribute to the goal that transit facilities help to create livable communities.