6401 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46220
The design for this mural is a metaphor for bringing differences together in harmony to produce something beautiful. The various colors represent diversity of people, philosophies, and ideas coming together in a harmonious way to create things that have never existed before. The flowers represent the beautiful growth that comes from existing in harmony despite our differences. Broad Ripple has a reputation for being socially, economically, and ethnically diverse, which makes it a perfect location for this mural. The mural was painted by community volunteers on several public paint days.
The project that created Harmony is a partnership between Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the artist collective Department of Public Words. The artist, Ethan Culleton, is based in Indianapolis and at the time of the mural’s installation was a teaching artist at the nearby Indianapolis Art Center. The partnership showcases local artists, beautifies communities with original public art, encourages viewers through positive words and images, and expresses Jiffy Lube’s commitment to “Growing People Through Work.”
Medium type: Metal - Paint
Date created: 2016