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Moving Cycles, Layers of History and Hope


Dallas Black Dance Theater, Moorland YMCA Building, Arts District, Dallas, Texas


This hand cut linoleum art floor encompasses the entire first floor lobby as it winds from the south entrance around the staircase to the exit on the north.  The use of overlapping circles contrasted with strong directional lines serve to move visitors from one end of the building to the other. This YMCA building served for 40 years as the cultural and social hub of Dallas’ African American Community. Renovated in by Moody Nolan. Floor design utilizes the enclosure and unending cycle of a circle represent the movement of dance, growth and the cycles of life. They symbolize the vitality and life found in the communities past and future that have and will be nurtured in this building.




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