Now you see it. Now you don’t. The tale of the box that was rejected.
The box is located on 13th and Pearl. I had to repaint it after the traffic department thought it looked similar to a traffic light signal. I worked on this, my first box. for 3-1/2 days in 90° heat. So you can see why I wanted to save it.
First, I tried to alter the circles. This is the way Isaac (Public Art Manager- City of Eugene) described my first makeover:
“You know when you are making a cocktail and it just doesn’t taste right so you add more and it still doesn’t? Well this makeover is just like that bad cocktail. You can’t save it.” This was the type of analogy you had to be there to hear.
So, I painted the box black and started again.