I'm one of the artists selected to be involved in the Landfill Art Project: a world-wide art collection that involves 1041 artists worldwide making art from rusted garbage....In this case - hub caps!
I was contacted by Ken Marques over a year ago with a very interesting proposition. He's the director of this global project that is being done in Pennesylvania, and after taking with him a few times, I whole heartedly agreed to be a part of this effort. I was his only artist from Mississippi at the time - still may be -not sure-and he loved the idea that I relate a "Mississippi blues" history in my painting.
I finally got my hub cap painted just a few weeks ago, and turned in to him after I rejected the one he first sent me to paint- I wanted something smoother! The first hubcap had weird ridges! I told him to give it to "someone more creative than me", and apparently- form the looks of the site- he did! The other works are delightful to see! But I just had to stay true to who I am as a painter.
The finished piece is a delta painting - called, Mississippi Delta Blues Highway 61 . A landmark.
The project is in phases, and now and as the artists finish the work the website will have new additions over time.
It now involves artists from over 40 countries.
The third phase of this will involve publishing a book on the project showcasing all one thousand forty one (1,041) completed “metal canvases.”
The final phase will be a traveling show with 200 select pieces in it.
Wish me luck on that tour...but I doubt my work will be there: this is a "world class" collection of outstanding sculputre and paintings!
Hope you check this site out online! It's truly unique -creative... and fun!