The Trinity Trust unveiled a new artwork (already chatted about yesterday on FrontBurner) designed to commemorate a conference last November, “Designing The Trinity.” The event gave community leaders from around North Texas a chance to get together and discuss the grand plan for the river’s rebirth as it passes alongside downtown Dallas. The work is available for purchase as a print at the link above.
What hasn’t been discussed in the local blogosphere is the background of the artist, Jenny Bowers, who collaborated with designer Heather Dickie on the Trinity Trust project. Bowers, based in London, is part of a greater art collective called Peepshow that is currently one of the “it” sources for commercial illustration, working with Saatchi+Saatchi, the BBC, The New York Times and other notables. Bowers graduated from the U.K.’s Royal College of Art in 2003, so she’s a relative newcomer to the biz, but has assembled a pretty interesting portfolio in recent years.
Her bio describes her work as “mainly craft based and reflects her love of pattern, drawing, painting, cutting and sticking,” and mentions her frequent use of her own photographs, old textile designs, Life magazines and other found source material. Her Web site features a nice cross-section of her work.
Some may argue over the use of a British artist for a decidedly Dallas poster, but the finished product definitely conveys a sense of color, vibrancy and variety of life – all things the Trust hopes to draw to theTrinity through the redesign plan.