Wayfinding Pigment Chalk Spray Paint 6.67’ x 65.6’ 2014

Installation view of my public art commission for the David Dale Gallery as part of their IAI Commonwealth Games Programming.

Photos by Rayanne Bushell

My contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme was a site-specific work made possible by the access provided by technology. Through virtual and interactive maps I embarked upon an exercise in way-finding from a computer thousands of miles away in Barbados. Through mechanisms such as Google Maps I selected forms present in the architecture and manipulated them to create artworks that draw upon the location where my work will be presented.

I chose chalk as my medium due to its ephemeral qualities. The resulting artwork is temporary much like the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. My hope is that spectators from across the globe came into direct contact with the piece with chalk from the artwork sticking to their shoes and hitching a ride to the neighboring sports venues. The combination of the elements and foot traffic will slowly eat away at the pigment and ultimately return the site to a state prior to my temporary intervention.