Taylor McIntosh, of St. Peters, was selected as a winner in the fifth annual Arts in Transit, Inc./MetroScapes competition.
McIntosh was among 10 artists selected from a pool of 471 entrants ranging in age from 12 to 72.
Her submission, Rainbow Trail, is a colorful photograph captured during the Pride STL parade this summer. It shows the legs of a group of people walking during the parade as the shadow of a falling rainbow flag hits the ground behind them, creating the illusion that the people are leaving a rainbow trail. She said she expected most people would be focused on capturing the image of the flag falling, so she was shooting for something different.
“I like how the flag draping from the top of the image gives it movement, and the people walking creates movement too,” McIntosh said.
The public was invited to view the winning works of art and to meet the 10 artists on Nov. 14 at a free public exhibition and reception in St. Louis. The event drew the artists, their families and friends and other art lovers who got to preview the artwork that will soon be installed at up to 100 MetroBus shelters across the St. Louis region. The winning artworks, selected by a panel of artists and art professionals, will remain on display for a year.