Read with Me
Thought and effort goes into the creation and maintenance of every aspect of the city, but often the beauty of the mundane is overlooked. Urban Art Concept worked with ArtSparks to change the lens through which we view everyday fixtures in Occidental Park such as lamp-posts, manholes, trees, and iron poles. By altering how we look at these natural and manmade objects, existing art receives a renewed perspective and functional objects are placed in an artistic context.
In addition to constructing large, colorful pedestals for Occidental Park’s pre-existing structures, UAC invited several incredibly talented up-and-coming Pacific Northwest writers to create creative literary works inspired by the park. Provocative poems and short stories accompany each fixture-turned-sculpture.