In 2008 I put a bid in for a large scale outdoor commission for a Library/Community Center in Cordova Tennessee. A little bit shocked, I was chosen for the commission. The city liked my idea the most and I was about to embark on a giant public work. I was going to create a 1000 square foot maze of concrete books that would be called "Tall Tales". I embarked on a new journey of concrete and tile mosaic work. I got to work with engineers and contractors designing the area for my pieces. I made 20 books that would stand and lay in all different directions to create a small version of a maze. Children would be be able to run, hide, climb and lounge on them. This piece was a lot of fun and one of the greatest slices of education I have ever had. I learned so much as I tackled every layer of making such a large scale piece.
This past week I got to go back to visit the piece. My visit back was plagued with worry and anxiety. I poured so much of myself into this piece that i am very attached to the way that it lives on. About 2 years ago I was informed that the piece has been harmed and would need repair. Urban Art called in 2 artists that came to the rescue and they did a GREAT JOB!
Here are the pictures from the visit a week ago! You also get to see a best bud from Memphis and her sweet beauty CLOVER!
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Hope you enjoy this piece! More works to come in the near future!