Multiple Black, Mitchell Squire
Created by artist Mitchell Squire, Multiple Black is the title of the tenth (10th) commission by the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation in collaboration with the DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transport Authority).
I was asked by Mitchell to express his original physical model and photography into a dynamic collage that would live on the exterior of a bus travelling in the Des Moines area. The resulting design “illustrates a design made from an assemblage and collage of original photographs. The images
include a base layer of dark tightly curled strands of hair combined with gold jewelry and pearls on the left side, and “parts” in the hair and freshly manicured and adorned nails on the right side of the bus. This is a celebration of the artistry and style fully expressed in multiple ways in the black community.”
Additional Press & Media from the Project:
Des Moines Public Art Foundation - “Bus Wrap # 10: Multiple Black”
Ride Dart - “Tenth public art bus unveiled in downtown Des Moines”
KCCI - “Latest ‘ Art Bus’ unveiled in Des Moines”