Thursday, May 26, 2011

Going Public

When I visit other cities, I really enjoy seeing public art. I also enjoy seeing it in my own hometown. If you live in Boise, you've probably noticed the traffic boxes downtown with artwork on them. The one below is by Pat Kilby.

I think this is such a great idea to dress up the necessary, usually mundane, boxes with art. It's fun to discover little works of art on corners of the city. I enjoy seeing them and now I get to enjoy the fact that I will be creating a design for one of these boxes! Yes, I am pleased that I was one of the artists chosen for the next phase of the project.

I may not be able to create the design in fabric, but need to get the specifications to find out. We don't actually install the work on the box. The designs are translated into a vinyl wrap that someone else installs around the box. I'm really interested in getting started with the entire process, as this will be my first public art work.


Terry said...

I LOVE the Boise traffic boxes and am seriously envious that you get to design one! That is just cool.

Pam McKnight said...

congratulations! I love the boxes too, you'll have to be sure and tell us when yours is up and were it is!

Anonymous said...

It would be great if we could see it when we're out there this summer. No pressure! ~Mary

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Oh, Lisa. This is wonderful news! Much congrats. Amy P-B