by Amie Tullius
Six ways to love art—all in an afternoon.
Heading west on 200 South you can see it for blocks—a vibrant jumble of color against the backdrop of the newer, angular city buildings behind it. Maria’s robes are vivid, almost glowing aqua and cast an aqua glow on her face. She looks urban and young, robes pulled back to reveal her flaming sacred heart—or perhaps the flaming heart printed on her t-shirt. The symbols around her head, Celtic knots, Latin text, and white roses look a bit like neon city lights in the background. She is peaceful, confident, and has been smiling benevolently down on our city for almost a year now.