Ah public art. Everyone has an opinion, and I have inserted myself into that scene with eyes somewhat open, knowing what I might find there, but hopeful that the experience would be overall good.
Linked Internal Space II, another of my works which is part of Art in Public Places, is situated on a fairly main thoroughfare for parents with kids on their way to the park, commuters on their way to the train station and those out for a little local shopping. Another artwork for a previous project had occupied the wall up until a week or two before I installed – underneath was blank coffee-coloured brick wall with black graffiti tags spray painted all over. My first job was to paint the bricks grey, my desired background colour. Most passers-by seemed to think I was just painting out the graffiti – what a good citizen. Sorry ladies and gentlemen, I had ulterior motives.