I was so honored to be chosen by the Fourth Ward Alliance Board to be a participating artist in the Old Fourth Ward Power Box Beautification project. My design was chosen along with 18 other artists to cover boxes throughout the neighborhood. For my design I wanted to created something that celebrated the neighborhood and told you proudly where you are. I lettered the name of the neighborhood onto each side and combined it with stylized flowers and leaves to emphasize the beauty and nature in the Old Fourth Ward.
The next time you’re in Decatur, GA don’t forget to Look Up! I participated in the third round of #LookUpDecatur where local artists were asked to paint street signs and have them hung high on poles for people to discover. The goal is to get people off of their phones and encourage them to look around at their surroundings, especially the art. I wanted to incorporate more florals and lettering into my piece, so I painted the word FREE with flowers spiraling up vines and around the letters. To me it symbolizes that we cannot control nature, and that it will find a way to be free without us, often growing in unexpected places.
I got the chance to participate in the first Smyrna Art Stroll and makeover a recycling bin live at the event. The goal was to encourage recycling by beautifying the cans and the city. I wanted to emphasize the reason why people should recycle and remind them to love the planet because it’s our only home. I painted the can to look like the earth and then hand lettered phrases on it in white. It was so fun much being part of the event and painting as people walked past!
Assisting Yoyo Ferro
This past spring was my first time assisting another artist with their mural. CARE commissioned Yoyo Ferro to paint a mural on our small garden wall. I was excited to be able to help him paint the mural so we could complete the project even faster. Benito is such a nice guy and great artist, I highly recommend him if you like his style!