Murals Rock Rapids

15 Jun

Twenty six murals currently dot the landscape of Rock Rapids, Iowa, June 6, 2013, and more are expected. Rock Rapids Mural Society member Norma Jansma explains the mural project began in 2002 as a way of telling the history of the small town. (photo by Jerry Mennenga ©)

“Lady of Justice, Artist: Mathew Sharum

Twenty Nine Mural

Lyon County attorney, Carl Petersen, believed the courtroom needed itw own mural similar to courtrooms across the state. The mural features a blinded Lady Justice, a respected moral figure in the judicial system, along with six emblematic images representing piety, truth, virtue, fury, thievery and injustice. The gold leaf and marble seat incorporate architectural designs of the courthouse.”

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