by Guy Bell
East 6th St. & Scott St.
"Some of the oldest artwork on Earth was drawn on cave walls. Many cave paintings were visual descriptions of the animals that tribesmen hunted to survive. In creating these ancient pieces, early humans left behind a record of who they were as a people. We modern humans still like to leave marks behind. This mural is meant to evoke the spirit of artistic expression from ancient days up until now. In some ways, the concrete of this parking deck is similar to the walls of a cave. Using the bison, a popular subject in ancient art, this piece imagines how the ancient eye might come to understand our modern lives. The bison’s eyes are illuminated like car headlights. The idea behind this is that as we look back on the past in wonder, the spirits of the ancients also still inspire us. This piece seeks to celebrate the shared lineage of all living people through our most ancient ancestors, the bond we share through creation, and the desire to leave our individual mark." — Guy Bell, Artist