with jeff wilson + clara bensen
Artist Nils Westergard painted a mural in the fall of 2013 of a young man (Calvin Smith), from the community of Inscription House. Last spring there was a day when the wind gusted up to 70 miles/hour resulting in several panels of the mural being blown off. With great effort a friend and I repaired the painting. (Thanks Stella!) The same thing happened this spring; however, before being blown off a second time the piece was tagged by the Route 16 Lost Boyz.
I wanted to interact with Nils’ original piece and found a one of my favorite photos of Calvin Smith’s nephew, Owen + attempted to create a dynamic between them where they’re considering their futures. Thanks to Jeff Wilson, Clara Bensen, Daniel Fararra + Nils Aucante for an amazing day!