Vehicle, Destination, Imagination - CODAworx

Vehicle, Destination, Imagination

Submitted by Catharine Magel

Client: Metro Arts in Transit St Louis

Location: St Louis, MO, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team


Catharine Magel

Riverworks Studio

Industry Resource

TROCO Fabricators

Troco Custom Fabricators


Con Christenson


The rhythms talk about a type of recycling where imagination recycles its vitality back into daily living. The range of issues, beyond perception and optics, includes the word- image interplay and the role of a type of map. Urban vitality is expressed as our true history. The History Museum stands for the Institution that saves and displays the History of our Culture and our Stories. The untold stories of our everyday lives are dripping into the Museum.
The mural is painted on hardi-backer with dimensional cutouts made of steel.
40 feet wide by 10 feet high.


Our goals are to encouraging people to work with their imagination. Imagination is a place to reside in where places ,memories and people we know exist. Imagination is at the heart of perception. The painted mural has the goal of provoking viewers to engage in the tensions of rhythms (Flow), building ( Geometric forms), and Emotions ( Color).


the collaboration process was between myself being the lead designer and artist with Con Christenson an artist leading the community collaboration part. We worked with kids in the schools and homeless men on this project through discussions and brainstorming ideas about materials and images and words.

Additional Information

This project was for a Metro Station in St Louis. The third one I have designed for Metro arts in transit. All projects have different goals in mind to serve community.