Friday, May 11, 2012

Streetworks 2012


Here's my piece for this year's Streetworks project.

For the last four years, East End Main Street has asked local Charleston, WV artists to contribute original pieces of art to their Streetworks project. In past years the artwork has been put on banners and bricks which have been displayed on the east end of the city, and this year the art will be featured on 36" round metal signs that will be hung on the light poles that line Washington street.

I wanted to do a design that made sense as a sign, and I drew inspiration from those old postcard designs that every city seems to have where the city name is in large block letters and various landmarks are shown. I tried to pick imagery that was iconic to Charleston; things that are instantly recognizable to people who live here.

The signs will go up later this month, and framed versions of the pieces will be auctioned off on Sunday, June 17 at 5:30 PM at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Please stop by if you are in the Charleston area! It's a great social event in support of the arts, with food, music, and door prizes in addition to the auction.




4 comments:

Reggie White Jr. said...

Another awesome piece of art. Your style and use of colors are always awesome to look at.

Derek said...

Very cool work as always!! I still don't like Charleston though :)

Tessa said...

Hey, the Mothman! What's he doing in Charleston? Sneaky. I love this piece btw Glen. Is that the Sunrise Museum on there too? I miss that place.

Grunt Work Studio said...

I love the entire piece, The moth man Lives!