Cleveland Innerbelt Murals
About the Work
Cleveland's Innerbelt Bridge is a critical component of Cleveland's infrastructure and one of Ohio's most essential transportation corridors. Its recent replacement constituted the largest transportation improvement project in the State of Ohio's history and one of few that has incorporated a public art component.
LAND studio was engaged to facilitate a public art process that would deliver digitally captured murals to three underpass locations. Through a national search that elicited more than 150 submissions from artists nationwide, Cleveland native Natalie Lanese, Cleveland resident Eric Rippert, and the team of Erin Guido and Peter Brock, also with ties to Cleveland, were selected to implement their proposed design concepts.
Lanese, a collage artist, developed a spirited set of collages now on display at the Ontario Street underpass in the Gateway neighborhood. The works of Rippert, a photographer, are showcased in the Tremont Neighborhood at the Fairfield Avenue underpass. The team of Guido, a Cleveland-based graphic designer, and Brock, a New York-based public artist, developed a mixed media concept that can be found on West 14th street in Tremont.