The votes are in!
ELEMENTAL was the #1 design chosen by neighbors (both at the final workshop and through absentee voting).
The ELEMENTAL design celebrates the power of nature while highlighting the diverse cultural traditions of our neighbors, with artistic styles and symbols pulled from many cultures.
The design starts on the greenbelt path outside Bianco Court and Chautauqua Apartments with a colorful compass, to help people find their way as they enter the neighborhood. But the real color gets going just north of Atria Covell Gardens, where wind and air blow seeds and butterflies north.
The invasive but beautiful plant Field Bindweed reminds us of the power of nature, breaking up the concrete pathway and introducing each of the elements – Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. Within each element, plants, animals, symbols rendered in styles from many distinct cultural traditions celebrate who we might meet on our walk through the neighborhood.
As the pathway turns east, the concrete opens into an asphalt cul-de-sac at Hacienda Avenue. Here flowing water turns into a wild water dragon, inspired by both Chinese dragons and the Pokemon players who frequent the neighborhood. The water dragon doubles as a walking labyrinth, with rainbow fish swimming inside it.
From the north, up Hacienda Avenue come birds and butterflies, reminding us of both creature and human migrants who travel our neighborhood.
Elemental 21 votes
Every River Flows to the Sea 11 votes
Love Grows Wild 3 votes
Thanks again to all who voted, and to Gina who counted all our absentee ballots.