Bridging the Community
Anthony Garcia, Sr.
47th & York Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge
About This Piece
Brightly colored mural installed on 32 columns several walls connected to the 47th and York Pedestrian Bridge, Bridging the Community is modeled after the artist’s continuing goal of bringing communities together in a positive way. The artwork references the surrounding cultures of the area by utilizing a vibrant array of colors or “cultures.”
The chromatic bending of the paint colors symbolizes the importance of communities working “or blending” together to prosper into a brighter future. The work also symbolizes that it takes many colors or “identities” to create a vibrant community and an inspirational “unifying force,” such as art, to bring it all together.