ArtPrize Eight's 'Carpet of Promises' covers massive window at DeVos Place

Massive Artprize entry at Devos place

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - As you make your way through downtown Grand Rapids and check out the ArtPrize exhibits, you'll quickly see they come in many shapes and sizes.

There's one on display at DeVos Place that's nearly as large as the building itself.

It's called "Carpet of Promises." Its creator, Roman Minin of Ukraine, is competing in his first art event outside of his homeland.

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"Carpet of Promises" looks like a giant stained-glass window, and it takes up the entire window on the West Side of DeVos Place facing the Grand River. 

The many colors that make up the piece really pop, especially if you choose to visit to see it late in the day when the sun is setting in the western sky.

Minin says the imagery that makes up "Carpet of Promises" is meant to send the message that keeping promises is an important responsibility and is the easiest and most convincing motivator that invigorates to heroism.

Minin adds that "Promise's" vows, covenants, pacts, agreements, contracts, loans, marriages and rituals are all mechanisms that bind a society together, and all of those things are expressed in his work.

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