I created a paneled mural of words and images for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Cultures’ artSpace program. This mural was requested to provide a small bite of the activities that the POAC artSpace program offers. It will live at the Arizona Department of Education office as they are the funders of the artSpace program. POAC artSpace provides kids access to the Arts in an after-school setting. I worked with a gardening and growing theme using trees, flowers, butterflies, a wheelbarrow and seed packets. The lines of the tree trunk and branches as well as the flower stems are made by using words from poetry written by students participating in the artSpace programs. The leaves and butterflies are created out of photos of kids in the program and images of their artwork.
A stop off at a thrift store the other day lead me to a fun little discovery. There was a white board for sale and amazingly no one who worked there read what was written and just left the words on or maybe they did read it and found it as amuzing as I did.
The center says “At one time I used to hate you – Now your just another problem to work through” The side says “like smoke you look like you’re there but when I need you you’re no where”
Here’s the proof in pictures: