Aurora Almanac invites visitors of the Trades District in Bloomington, IN to notice that while feelings and experiences in our lives are temporary, they are meant to be experienced in totality, or full color, before we let them go. This artwork invites you to see the full color of seemingly mundane moments such as parking and climbing stairs, and to celebrate every moment and every day as a different color. The experience of every individual is unique. I use this artwork to represent the diversity and individuality within our community. There are a total of 216 unique designs and all were created in collaboration with different members of the community through a series of public design workshops in 2021. The workshop events took place at Banneker Community Center, The Mill, Trades District Garage, the Latino Cultural Center at Purdue University, virtually, and through an open-submission platform online (link).
A project by Esteban Garcia Bravo 
Fabricator: Weber Group Inc. 
Date: October 2020 - December 2021
Media: High Density Urethane Foam, Aluminum, LEDs, User interface.
Location: Trades District Garage, Bloomington, Indiana
Cost/Budget: $75,000
Commissioning Organizations: City of Bloomington
Overall project area: 216 Sq. ft. - 2 panels (8’x6’) and 5 panels (6’x4’)
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