Our collaboration with American illustrator, graphic designer, and art teacher Amie Bantz. Although born in Baltimore, Bantz called many places ‘home’ during her childhood, including Chicago, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. Throughout her early teenage years, Bantz was on track for a medical career but decided, last minute, to switch her major to Art Education. Now she teaches art at Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania while making awesome art.
Bantz has explored the meaning of place and our relation to the structures that surround us in her work. Her Murage collaboration interlaces the city skyline of Harrisburg, PA with major landmarks including the Capitol rotunda and Broad Street Market.
Artist Statement: “I really like the idea of someone looking at art and being able to make a connection and recognizing something from it and have it be familiar. I want people who look at it to realize that it is the city of Harrisburg, but still be ambiguous enough to leave room for people to put their own background and interpretation into it.”
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