Traffic Signal Box Art
Harding St and Howard St, Indianapolis, IN, 46221
The West Indianapolis community (Oliver Street to Raymond, White River to Holt Ave) lies “between the rivers” of Eagle Creek and the White River. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Indy, with many West Indy families having lived here for multiple generations. In the spring of 2015, eight traffic signal control boxes, created by professional artists from designs voted on by a panel representing both art experts and the neighborhood residents, were painted as part of a Great Indy Cleanup project. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Great Indy Cleanup program helps community groups organize to combat heavy litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets, alleys, greenspaces, and waterways. Some cleanup efforts also include new plantings and community murals, all done by neighborhood volunteers. For more information about the Great Indy Cleanup program, visit http://www.kibi.org/programs/beautification/great-indy-cleanup/
This traffic signal box is located on the southwest corner of Harding and Howard street. The artist, Brandon Fields, uses expressive lines to show the fluidity of a race car’s motion. You can almost hear the noise, feel the vibrations, and energy associated with the sport of racing from just looking at this depiction of this single racer who is seated in his bright yellow racecar and surrounded by a crowd of blue silhouetted figures. The piece is located near the site of the factory that produced the Marmon Wasp, the car that won the first Indianapolis 500 race.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2015