Photo Courtesy of  Moberg Gallery
Art Type
Media / Materials
Year Completed
Commissioned by Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines, IA
Latitude & Longitude
41.589368, -93.613893
Location Description
Located on the west exterior wall of Metro Waste Authority, 300 East Locust Street in Des Moines, IA

No Action Too Small

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“No Action Too Small” is a 30 feet by 60 feet mural by Chris Vance. It was commissioned in 2013 by the Metro Waste Authority for its central office in the East Village of downtown Des Moines as an educational tool that integrates the artist’s style with its environmental mission of providing safe, smart waste disposal and recycling.

Elevated view of mural by Chris Vance, photo courtesy of Moberg Gallery, 2017

For this project Vance incorporated typical metro waste — plastic bottles, newspapers, refrigerators, etc. — into his narrative.

View of mural looking west, 2013, photo: M. J. Rowe

Art is my diary. Throughout time art has marked place and time. My work is the expression of daily events that form ideas and transform the canvases. I don't attempt to settle the piece before paint hits the canvas. I like the canvas to tell me what it needs in the form of line and color. I look at composition and balance, and my feelings drive the piece on a subconscious level.

Chris Vance