By Mark Ambrogi
Jessica Springman’s artwork is getting a prominent display this month.
The Noblesville resident was one of five artists who were commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to do artwork to welcome race fans.
Springman’s art has been displayed on the west side windows of the Indianapolis Artsgarden since April 26.
“It is an incredible honor, and I am very thankful to the Arts Council of Indianapolis for the opportunity to reach so many people with my art, while helping welcome folks from all around the world to Indianapolis for the 101st running of the Indy 500 (May 28),” Springman said.
The original artwork took approximately 53 hours to draw from start to finish.
“It was created entirely by hand using nothing more than a compass and and a ruler, and some pencils and pens,” Springman said. “Even the lettering was hand-done. The original is for sale through the Arts Council of Indianapolis.”
The window mural is a replica of her drawing produced in vinyl and affixed directly to the glass.
“I have a very particular geometric style and wanted that to come through in my ‘Welcome Race Fans’ piece,” said Springman, who said her original drawing measures 3 feet by 6 feet. “The geometric background represents the beauty and complexity of racing. The ends are shaded to evoke a checkered flag at the finish. The center wings are a tribute to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s emblem.”
Springman moved to Indiana from Utah in 1998 and lived in Fishers until moving to Noblesville in 2001. Her mother, Chris Springman, and her sister, Robin Marth, and her family live in Fishers. Springman’s daughter, Maddie, graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School, and her son, Stephan, is an HSE freshman
Springman served on the board of the Fishers Arts Council for two years. Her art has been displayed in Fishers City Hall three times.
“My INvisible Art installation on the sidewalks of the green space outside Fishers City Hall was identified at the time as the first public hydrophobic painting project in Indiana,” Springman said.
For more, visit jmspringmanart.com.