Advanced Physical Therapy was in search for a visual solution to the gray slab of concrete that adorned their facade and wanted it to have some resemblance to their logo. The pose of the figures was inspired by an exercise therapists practice with Parkinson's patients. In the exercise, patients and therapists hold hands, step forward and raise their arms together, which is then reversed back to the starting position and repeated.
The field of physical therapy is all about teamwork and success is based on the commitment of both the patient and the therapist. This makes "Together we can" the perfect phrase to lay over the center of the rising sun.
Mountainscape Fence Weave (2017)
The Mountainscape Fence Weave is a mural designed of mountains and clouds, which was created by weaving colored fence tape through a chainlink fence. The tape is is made of Low Density Polyethylene, color pigments and ultra violet inhibitors. The mural stretches the length of one entire city block, which borders the post office vehicle lot along Leon Sullivan Way in Charleston, WV.
This project was coordinated by the Charleston Area Alliance and funded by John and Fonda Elliot and a West Virginia Community Participation Grant.
Located in a highly visible public space at the city's gateway just off Interstate 64, the fence mural is intended to visually improve the area making it more pleasant for residents and businesses as well as visitors. According to the Alliance’s Vice President of Community Development, Susie Salisbury, “The Mountainscape Fence Weave Project will animate a previously lifeless public space, build community morale and become central to the identity of the neighborhood.”
Rain Activated Art (2017)
These artworks were made using hand cut stencils and a biodegradable chemical spray that repels water. The spray is to be used on light colored pavement where it will dry clear, rendering the artwork invisible. That is until the pavement around it is dampened and darkened by water. The artworks last an average of 2 to 4 months, reappearing each time it rains.
The images here represent a series of installments throughout downtown Charleston, commissioned by The Charleston Area Alliance.
Trash Receptacle Designs (2017)
The Charleston Area Alliance commissioned six different designs for 60+ trash receptacles, which are used at various public events throughout the year. Because of their public use, I decided that the imagery should celebrate life in Charleston.
The background textures and plaques were created using detailed images of textures and plaques found on downtown structures, while the silhouetted images at the bottom of the design reflect the landscape and culture of the area. The designs were created digitally, printed and wrapped around the Alliance's existing barrels.
Custom Designed Games (2017)
The Charleston Area Alliance commissioned four different designs for their existing corn hole games, which are used for a series of downtown block party each year. They requested that two of the designs represent Downtown Charleston. So I decided to make the other two represent the state of West Virginia, while keeping them all cohesive through formatting and color arrangement.