Feeling the Pulse of Creation in a Parking Garage in Dallas, Texas
You don’t have to set foot through the doors of the Dallas Museum of Art to find soul-stirring aesthetic appeal, although there is plenty there when you do. Just outside the entrance to the underground parking garage at the DMA is a striking mural of what looks like a Native-American creation story. A spirit-being with the body of a rainbow arcs across a mound of earth upheld by a clawed creature, above him, wheat, corn, cotton, sunflowers, and fruit grow. A large red hand floats freely in the sky, palm held out as if to offer this bounty of crops. In the center of the hand, a plant with roots like green veins grows upward. The inspiration for such creative expression could only be pulled from the watery depths of dreams; the human collective unconscious that strikes chords of feeling in all of us. In predominant hues of cerulean blue, turquoise, crimson red and violet, this picture tells a story that transcends words.