Student artwork chosen to redesign bike lane icons on campus

Bike lane icon design by Holly Papa
Artwork by Holly Papa

After an open call for student artists to redesign the bike lane icons on Earle Street connecting the Center for the Visual Arts to Cesar Chavez Lane, the Department of Public Safety has chosen two winners whose work will be installed in the spring. The winners each received a $500 scholarship and their designs will be featured on the road for up to 10 years.

Holly Papa (BFA, ‘19) is a non-traditional student who returned to study art after her children were school aged. Her work was inspired by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s abstract, geometrical paintings but with a Boise State twist.

“I am excited and honored to share my passion for art with Boise State University’s campus,” she said. “Having my design installed on the bike paths will help me to continue to feel connected to the campus as I explore and further develop my career as an artist.”

Bobby Gutierrez is a second-year student from Odessa, Texas, majoring in Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology (GIMM).

Gutierrez’s submission was inspired by the local scenery as viewed from the Greenbelt.

“I see beautiful foliage, the clear blue river and the snow-covered hills in the distance, when I walk the Greenbelt,” he said.

Bike lane icon design by Bobby Gutierrez
Artwork by Bobby Gutierrez