Our last 50th Anniversary Art Piece!

As our 50th anniversary year comes to a close, we are happy to announce our last 50th Anniversary Art Piece! Throughout this year, we released locally-commissioned art pieces, each representing our anniversary theme, “Our Neighbors, Our Communities.” Today, we’re excited to share the final finished piece! 

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Specifically, this piece—created by Des Moines-based artist and illustrator Nathan T. Wright—illustrates the concept of community happening among neighbors outside of the buildings they call home. The image is grounded in the idea that when there is a strong community, folks come together. The bright colors and diversity of the people presented represent the vibrancy of communities and residents that are a part of CommonBond. In the distance, you’ll see the skyline and landmarks of Des Moines.

Thank you for following along with our locally commissioned art pieces throughout the year. It has been a pleasure to showcase local artists to represent our communities and properties throughout the upper Midwest.

About the Artist:                                                   

Photo by Ivory House PhotographyNathan T. Wright is an illustrator and artist based in Des Moines, Iowa, specializing in graphic recordingwhiteboard explainer videos, custom illustration projects, cartoons and comics. He loves collaborating with companies, organizations and individuals on their visual storytelling needs.

Nathan is the creator of Fatberg, a lovable sewer blob who stars in children’s books, graphic novels and comic strips.

Nathan built his art career in between digital marketing jobs at an advertising agency, his own consulting firm and a large retail company. He speaks about creativity and innovation for organizations, universities and conferences.

Nathan graduated from the Iowa State University College of Design in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. His work is inspired by science fiction, emerging tech and mythology.

Click here to learn more about Nathan and his work.


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