ART PROJECTS > RIDING DETROIT'S PUBLIC BUS SYSTEM

Locating Rainbows Monday 1
Locating Rainbows Monday 1
colored pencil on frosted Dura-Lar behind paint-marker on clear Dura-Lar
2007

These drawings are constructed by plotting colors as they come and go within the bus for the duration of the route.

Using the apparel and belongings of fellow bus-riders as a point of reference, color-coded text describes and plots each item according to where each rider chooses to sit; Essentially mapping the location of colors within the bus.

A second layer of transparent paper is placed over the text. Using the color-coded text as plotted points, I draw colored lines to connect the “dots.” Each “rainbow” is unique as each one is constructed from data gathered from a different day.

photo: PD Rearick