Writing on the Wall, various locations, Myers School of Art, 2011
In Spring and Fall of 2011, I developed a series of pieces that used a public wall as a support. The intent was to allow myself to concentrate on the immediate viewer impact, knowing that only photographs and memories would survive. I wanted to create temporary works that resonated with anyone that came across them, regardless of background or prior knowledge of me, my work, or even art in general, and work that could feel owned by all because it was not for sale.
We Watched the Sunrise, Collaborative Wall Piece, Folk Hall, 2011
Inspired by mandalas and other contemplative, journey based work, this piece involved 3 months of meditative ameba painting in black latex on a wall with a lot of walking traffic. Fellow students trying to get to class would see me painting, day after day, and stop to ask if I knew that this would have to be painted over eventually. I got to have lots of conversations about ownership and the ephemeral. The last two weeks of the semester I put out a bowl of markers and let my colleagues take their wall over.