Some People From Around Here

City of Fairfeild, Fairfield Arts Commission 1997

Collaboration with Harrell Fletcher.

This temporary project consisted of six 8'x8' portraits painted on plywood and placed along the I-80 Freeway outside of the City of Fairfield. Highlighting one of many such towns that the freeway runs through, the portraits depicted everyday people from the local community. After several months spent in the town as artists-in-residence, we developed this project to highlight some of the folks we met during our stay. In some ways it was an attempt to look at how towns are experienced through the seemingly random people you meet there. During the three months the project was installed an estimated 10 million people saw it while driving by.