Temporary Public Art Projects
CountMeIn Poster Project
As part of the larger #CountMeIn Census project, artist Jane Szabo photographed the community in and around the BLVD Cultural District. These portraits became the exhibition “I am Here” which can be seen in the storefronts of the businesses along Lancaster Blvd.
Created during her artist-in-residency at MOAH: Cedar, Jane Ingram’s Eco-Quilt was formed out of twenty hand-made paper squares with wildflower seeds imbedded in the paper pulp. The quilt depicted poppies and contained different wildflower seeds corresponding to the color of the paper. It contained California poppies, California bluebells, white poppies and baby’s breath. A headboard and footboard were built from local willow branches and local participants were invited to help install the project. Eco-Quilt was located at Hull Park in Lancaster.
Yarn Bomb at MOAH
After receiving much acclaim from the community for organizing the yarn bombing of Lancaster City Hall, Kris Holiday was commissioned again to install outside MOAH’s main entrance. Holiday expanded her idea to a district-wide project. She and her team were inspired by the whimsical humor art can bring into the world so they created yarn flowers, hung yarn balls from the roof, and covered up bicycles, planters, pillars and walls. A desk they covered from MOAH’s Young Artist Workshop was later donated to R. Rex Parris High School as a permanent installation.
Pretty Boy Sculpture
Pretty Boy was a loan from artist David Buckingham for MOAH’s Frostig at Large: The Artists of the Frostig Collection exhibition. It is a full-bodied and multi-dimentional version of the smaller masks he created for the Frostig Collection in 2011. Buckingham earned his reputation as a “neo-Pop” artist by fashioning together scraps of metal he collected from the Mojave Desert. He never applies paint to his sculptures, but instead relies on the inherent uniqueness of the metal he finds. Pretty Boy welcomed visitors at the main entrance of MOAH in 2013 and was also seen in West Hollywood on the Santa Monica Blvd. median.
Yarn Bomb At City Hall
To kick off the 27th annual Antelope Valley union High School District Student Art Exhibition, local artist and art educator Kris Holiday organized this public installation project with the help of pioneering yarn bombing artist Nicola Vruwink, her students, and community members. The concept was to create public art by knitting scarves around trees, cozies on bike racks, and decorating benches, lampposts and even sculptures with vibrant covers.