For two years, I worked on public art here in the city. More specifically, I put art in DC Gov't offices. It was great when it was good and terrible when it wasn't. But I still love public art. I love how it can transform a space, complete a corner, rally a neighborhood.
I've also seen it divide a neighborhood (into "jerks", "bigger jerks" and "pretentious, self-righteous assholes").
But the best thing about public art is the public ownership. People become protective and proud of the pieces (long term or temporary). The groupAlbus Cavus is taking art to the next level and teaching some public art skills to the masses.
I am thrilled and insanely honored that they asked me to teach a workshop on soft sculpture!
Times and dates TBA, but I'll keep you informed!