Bloomfield joined the ranks of cities with public art this past weekend when Los Angeles-based artist Colette Miller painted a mural of three sets of angel wings on a building on the northeast corner of the square.
The wings are part of the Global Angel Wings Project, which Miller started in Los Angeles in 2012. The project quickly became popular, and since that time Miller has painted angel wings in many European, African, and Asian countries.
She even has a set of wings in the tallest building in the world, which is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Bloomfield’s mural is the first set of wings in Iowa and only the second one Miller has painted with three sets of wings. The next closest set of angel wings is in O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The only other display with three set of wings is in Los Angeles.
Miller’s murals with life-size angel wings are meant to be interactive, and she loves to see the photos people post of themselves in front of the wings on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Her goal for the project is to remind people that “we are the angels on this Earth.”
“I just want people to pause for a moment and take that moment to think about the good in humanity,” she said.