Seed to Sky is a landscape abstraction inspired by the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Containing some literal symbolism (cedar trees and rapids/water), the mural also suggests the upward journey and the necessary shared resilience needed for growth and development. The potential implied by the seed is a symbol of the future. While reaching the sky is an individual challenge, getting there is often a communal effort. It’s natural to start slow, to struggle, to need the help of others, but also to adapt, thrive, and help others thrive for a collective gain. To cultivate a forest, a place to live. Not just participating as a spectator, but as an integral part of what happens around us. Immersing ourselves in nature often reminds us of our place in the world.
Cedar Rapids Downtown District
Rowell Hardware Development LLC
Klinger Paint Company
Gary Rozek and Fred Timko for Popoli Restaurant
Dash Coffee Roasters
Mural adds dash of color to Kingston Village in southwest Cedar Rapids, The Gazette, November 4, 2020