Diligence, 2017

Diligence at the Tacony Library imagines a contemporary library where time has evaporated and history has condensed. the ghost-like collage and patterns that make up the artwork embed the neighborhood's history within the walls. The sense of focused intention and industry throughout the composition speaks the quiet strength and energy that are needed to discover a path, follow a dream, and innovate to build something new.

"Diligence" means careful and persistent work or effort. Precision and attention to detail are prevalent in the industrial arts and many of the images found in the artwork draw from the Disston Tool Handbook for Lumberjacks and the Disston tool catalogue. For decades these drawings were how people all over the country came to know the Disston brand.

IN PROCESS

U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program, funded by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts:  Collaboration with the Chara Rimpa Project to be presented in Tokyo, Japan during the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Small Town Big Art,

Public art in Wailuku,

Maui, Hawaii

Large scale Art Integration mural project for Kensington High School,

with Mural Arts Philadelphia

RECENT

Thoreau's Ensemble (2019)

Art for Colts Neck Underpass

with Public Art Reston

Reston, Virginia

Parts Per Million (2018)

with Mural Arts Philadelphia

12,000 sq/ft mural created with environmental science and math students at South Philadelphia High School.

Synaptic Garden (2018)

with the Comcast Art Program

Murals for the 39th, 40th, 41st floor of the new Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Neuron Garden (2017)

with Art in Transit

Glass windscreens created with youth for the Crandford Train Station, New Jersey Transit, Crandford, NJ.

 

Diligence (2017)

with Percent for Art

Interior mural for the Free Library of Philadelphia Tacony Branch.