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15 | Fish Fighters Lansing
Mural | Joan Bambery | Lansing, MI
About This Installation
'Fish Fighters Lansing' is a collection of some niches and passions frequently found in the capital city. Lansing is a vibrant, creative, and diverse experience. and so is living in it! Each person, each fish, is different and appreciated for everything that they are. All of their identities and passions are valid, and everyone's presence + perspective is needed. Plus, they're all eager to release some energy!
The presentation of the work references iconic fighter games like Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. The artist, Joan Bambery is fully saturated in gaming culture and loves to create mural designs that can connect generations of gamers and non-gamers alike. A videogame can provide comfort to individuals while creating a community for the masses. In that way, it is very similar to public art! They are both excellent platforms for a message meant for wide consumption. 'Fish Fighters Lansing' offers the message that everyone is worth everything. The artist hopes viewers will be able to interact with the mural on their own, with their friends, and with their community. Looking at each fish, wondering about their life, and maybe even conceptualizing some cool battle scenarios with friends! It is all in good fun. Fun is a beautiful form of connection.
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Find On The Trail - Site 15
Under the Shiawassee Bridge - West Side of the Grand River
We are crossing the river and extending ArtPath to the West side of the Grand River. A short walking distance from the beautifully restored 1930s power plant which is now home to the AF group is the Shiawassee Bridge. This location will house three murals.
This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from: