The Ride—50 Foot Ceramic Mural—Downtown Bus Depot Grand Rapids MI
Daleene Menning (BFA and MFA)
Section of a mural installed at the Downtown Grand Rapids Bus Depot. Depicts people riding city busses through Grand Rapids. Buildings were depicted from original photos of real buildings in Grand Rapids. The blue line represents the bus line zigging and sagging through the city. The border represents the Grand River. Eight student artists assisted in the production of the mural. Project took nearly a year to complete. Go to http://www.daleenemenning.com/ to watch a three minute video on how it was made.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.