Saint Luke's Walking Path
About the Work
With support from Saint Luke's Foundation, artist Donald Black Jr. is realizing his vision for the enhancement of Saint Luke's campus walking paths. Through the creation of a series of murals that will punctuate the pathways, Black hopes to inspire community members to connect with each other and soften the stately institutions on campus.
The murals will depict vitality within the community, reflecting life inside and outside of the buildings in and around Saint Luke's Pointe. Featuring community activities and residents both young and old, these images, supplemented by mile markers and words of encouragement, will act as footprints, guiding walkers along the path and leading them from one treasure to another.
Donald Black, Jr.
How It Started
In an effort to better link together the redeveloped Saint Luke’s campus, Saint Luke's Foundation engaged LAND studio to guide a public art process that would deliver inspired artwork along existing walking paths on the site.
To that end, LAND studio engaged campus stakeholders to gain feedback about what the artwork should accomplish and to vet design concepts presented by three local artists. The group selected Donald Black Jr.'s unique and practical approach to the project, making the walking path another valued amenity for the community.
The artwork will highlight four paths of differing lengths - ¼ mile, ½ mile, ¾ mile and 1 mile.