Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Signage

For my Summer Residency project, I am making sidewalk signs with paintings on them that function as miniature, temporary murals. They will be displayed 24-7 in the front yard of the gallery. The first sign is up now, with more to come in August. The imagery is based on quilt patterns and hand-painted signage. The project overall is inspired by the community-focused art projects that were part of the Federal Art Projects of the Works Progress Administration during the great depression. Other forms of community-focused art production are also inspirations.

Best viewed on foot while on your way somewhere else, you can also bike, ride the bus, or drive past 35th and Nicollet to see the signage. Check it out to see the full paintings!