16 | The Mollification

Mural  |  Mike Ross |  Pleasant Ridge, MI

About This Installation

My work blends pattern and color to create an interior reality which may include landscape, the figure, and/or portraiture. My mural work considers and takes in the surrounding landscape and culture, creating an interpretation that asks the viewer to "step in" to the painting, with the idea that when they step out again, they'll see their surroundings with fresh eyes and a new context. The idea is to both interpret and complement the surrounding environment.

Artist Bio

Mike Ross studied art and anthropology at Oakland University, graduating in 2003. He currently lives and works in the Detroit area, painting out of 333 Midland Studios in Highland Park, Michigan (a city within the city of Detroit). “I work with color and pattern to create large-scale murals. The work is generally planned out with a few basic drawings and notes, then often improvised within this template once the work begins, in order to best serve the space/environment/community.

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 16

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:
Melissa Eyde

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

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