Later this month, the Flint Public Art Project, in cooperation with the Civic Park Historic Neighborhood Association and other organizations, will unveil their newest project in the Civic Park neighborhood of Flint, MI: a series of 87 designs painted on the window and door panels of empty houses. I created each individual design in New York, and over the next week local youth in Michigan will paint them onto plywood boards, which will then be installed on 14 houses.
The design for each house is unique, and responds to the specific angles and forms of the building it was created for. The simple black and white lines were inspired by the logo for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Once painted, the boards will be installed for a June 25th Neighborhood Art Parade celebratory event featuring live performance, free food, and a parade through the neighborhood.
I am honored to be a part of this wonderful undertaking, and extend my gratitude to Stephen Zacks and all of the people at Flint Public Art Project for inviting me to participate. Thank you also to everyone at Haskell Youth Center for your efforts in painting my designs. It is always rewarding to be involved in public art projects, and I hope the local community will enjoy the result. Below are a few renderings of designs that I submitted to Flint Public Art Project, and that will be displayed for the Neighborhood Art Parade.
I am excited to announce that the Kickstarter page for SPIRE has been launched. Please support my ArtPrize project. To learn more, please click here.
On Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, I will give a lecture at SVA to discuss SPIRE in dialogue with Anita Glesta, the coordinator of Reconfiguring Site: New Approaches to Public Art and Architecture.
The event is free and open to the public. View the invitation here. To RSVP, contact Keren Moscovitch at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you there!