It was such an honor to be nominated and recognized for the C4 Atlanta Leading Lady blog series to honor Atlanta creative women who are on the ground working to break down barriers, build community, inspire, inform, and entertain the people of Atlanta through the arts. C4 Atlanta is making an impact on the Atlanta arts community by offering professional development courses for artists looking to further their creative businesses and personal artistic careers.
C4 Atlanta has curated the Leading Lady blog series for National Women’s History Month for March 2020 to celebrate the work being done by women who support the creative economy of the Atlanta metropolitan area. These inspiring women working in the creative sector have been selected by public nomination for their contributions to the Atlanta community.
I had the pleasure of working along side two powerful female artists in the Atlanta Arts Community during the Village Market ATL event at Ambient+Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event was "Ladies First" as artist Courtney Brooks curated artist's work around the theme. The three murals produced by myself, Courtney and Charity "CAKE" Hamidullah also centered on this theme and sent a message that "Support is a Verb" when it comes to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners.
I wanted to share a few work in progress images and videos with you because this project was fast and furious. I did the design for this roughly 20-ft x 10-ft mural with acrylic and mixed media and incorporated the digital arts with an augmented reality application. Beyond viewing the painted wall, viewers were able to download the app and interact with the work through their smart phone. Images of the work-in-progress and the augmented reality are here.
Big shout out to my apprentice artists! They did a wonderful job at helping me finish this in lightening speed of 5 hours! Insane but so much fun!