15 | The Ascension of Abel

Mural  |  Isiah Lattimore  |  Flint, MI

About This Installation

I want to draw parallels between the experience I had with ArtPath 2020 with what I hope the public will receive from this new image. What better way to do that than using the space to connect both ends of the wall into one cohesive piece. My plan is to reinvent the 2020 “St. Cecilia” with a similar motif of the “Ascension of Abel.” This is a metaphor for the process the nation is currently in. Where Cecilia was the image of the nation tiered and worn from external forces, (which I think is fair to say we all felt in 2020) The Abel motif represents progress through sacrifice. Offering what was for what will be. Like a phoenix, through death to be reborn. I think everyone agrees as Covid seems to be in the back 9, we all know whatever “normal” will look like from now on it will be different than before.

Artist Bio

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.

NOTE: Some images are submission proposals. Final artwork photos will be posted after the artist has completed their installation prior to June 1, 2021.

Find On The Trail - Site 15

Under the I-496 Bridge

This expansive wall lines the river trail and has been an excellent place for murals in past ArtPath exhibitions. In both 2019 and 2020 ArtPath artists created murals in multiple sections of the wall which still exists today.

This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from:
Jay Pelc

ArtPath 2021 is generously supported by our title sponsors Rathbun Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance. With additional support by:

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