Lowertown artist in permanent residence

Ta-coumba Aiken is an iconic Lowertown artist, known most recently for the Forever Saint Paul Lite Brite project, but also known for his large scale paintings, building murals and other public art pieces that are scattered throughout the city.

Minnesota Originals did a fascinating feature on Ta-coumba in 2011 that captures his love, spirit and sense of community. In this video you will see a quick glimpse of this mural, which overlooks a parking lot on 9th Street in downtown Saint Paul.

The women reaching up to a streaky dusk sky this evening felt warm and inviting, very much like Ta-coumba’s personality.

This is day 253 of Photo 365.