Decatur Daily's Article on my installation for the Carnegie
Since then I have had the opprotunity to do Decatur Container art demos at events such as The Moulton Chicken and Egg Festival, 3rd Friday Downtown Decatur, Valley Fest and the most recent Carnegie Carnival. The collaborative effort with Decatur Container comes from an idea while
Lincoln Mills. We were appropriating shipping containers for all different purposes. They were in close proximity as it was a construction project, and I began to notice their presence at other transitional (and unsightly) construction zones all over North Alabama. I saw it as an opportunity to create goodwill for a container company and a chance to broach genuine scale for an artist.
ince then, Decatur Container has left a standing installation on I-65 of my works as well as deploying my current painted containers to construction clients such as Wal-Mart and McDonald's. They have also appeared alongside local construction and storage projects.
The goal is to use art as a beautification element as well as visual comfort in dirty or unattractive areas. The benefit for Decatur Container is to distinguish their brand both in the community and in the industry. Their efforts are substantiating the impact of construction on their clients' immediate communities, and acting on it. The installed containers are covered with vibrant colors and act as pop up murals in unsightly construction or storage areas.My works have been done in public deployed to corporate build sites in my local community and then placed on display at the Decatur Container lot in plain view of I 65.This summer the commissioned series will similarly disseminate across north Alabama and stand as one of the only legitimate mobile collections of large spray painted works.
Decatur Container featured in local documentary