(Courtesy Ashley Brossart)
Artist Ashley Brossart of Orange-Peeled has been using the city—from its maps to its social interactions—to inform her artwork. One recent ongoing project involves placing small art fragments around the city for observant passers-by to find and enjoy. Participants can scan QR-codes or go to a web site to see how their small found piece of art fits into the bigger picture. She has taken the project on the road as well, all the way to San Francisco.
Like the city, Brossart doesn’t just stand around. She shared with Broken Sidewalk one of her new projects involving photo montages of Louisville combining several disparate scenes into a new imagined reality. “This idea stems out of my interest in urban renewal as well as the reuse, and recycling of what our urban landscape currently provides,” Brossart said. “Ideas of the past–tearing down and clearing out to build large-sized ‘big box’ spaces is fading out and a return to intelligent design is becoming a necessity.”
Check out the series after the jump.