ARTpath 2020 Artist | Isiah Lattimore
Isiah Lattimore is a Flint based artist who received a BFA in Fine Art from the UM-Flint. He is a muralist and exhibits his work state wide.
Speaking of his work Isiah says “I decided I wanted to do this mural when I watched the video of Flint's sheriff talking to and walking with protestors in Downtown Flint. I think all of the shootings and deaths of black Americans we've seen over the last few years have all been worthy of attention and I speak on those issues more subtly in my canvas paintings. However, it was the moment of unity that I saw in my city that I felt was the first real example of a path toward a possible solution, and that was the message I wanted to bring to the public space. Not just that these injustices continue to happen in our nation, but that now is the time for all people to come together and inspire change.”
A Timely Addition to ARTpath
ARTpath is an example of exceptional work by Michigan artists and a special opportunity for the City of Lansing to support arts and culture. This year, the City continues a legacy of funding for accessibility to arts and culture since 1984. They have also supported an exceptional and timely addition to the project: a portrait of George Floyd. The work, created by ARTpath 2020 artist Isiah Lattimore, will reflect Isiah’s sentiment as an artist living during this time.