Prism: New downtown mural celebrates diversity

Courtesy photo: Artist Ashley Biggar stands in front of her newly created mural, “Prism,” located on the east exterior wall of The Brookings Register.

BROOKINGS – A new mural, Prism, has been installed on the alley wall of The Brookings Register building on Fifth Street in downtown Brookings. 

It features a triangle pattern utilizing Brookings branding colors of various tints and shades – pinks, oranges, yellows, teals and blues.  

Artist and owner of Creative Impressions and Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Downtown Brookings Ashley Biggar designed and painted the mural. With its 3D effect and vibrant colors, it is sure to catch the eye of any passerby, she said.  

“I was honored for the opportunity to give back through use of my time and talents. It’s been amazing to see the outpour of support from the Brookings Arts Council, The Brookings Register as well as other downtown businesses and residents,” Biggar said. 

The mural was created as part of Biggar’s volunteer art creations through the COVID-19 duration, with support for this piece from the Brookings Arts Council, which donated the paint.   

When asked about the meaning behind the mural, Biggar said, “Prism is a piece about celebrating diversity. I selected triangles as they represent humanity – no two are alike within the piece just like people. Brookings has a beautiful color branding palette, just as we do diversity. No matter your gender, age, ethnicity, religion or talents, you are welcome here in Brookings. Our differences are what makes each of us unique, and together we come together to make a beautiful mosaic.” 

The public is invited to come see the mural and share their photos with #dtbtown. 

For more information, contact Biggar at [email protected]

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