Think of art is as the beginning of a conversation between artist and viewer, where artwork is a visual "hello". Viewers engage in that conversation by responding to the piece or to other viewers, often igniting other sparks of inspiration. We talk with the artists behind the art to learn more.
You may notice that artist Casey Narron really likes triangles. His use of this geometric shape in the piece Twins seems to fit perfectly in front of the Hay Street entrance to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.
When it comes to color choices, Casey says there is one person who had an influence on his choice, “My color choices were heavily influenced by my professor at ECU. He really likes doing primary colors so I kind of picked that up from him.”
While Casey has been creating art for about five years, he has had his pieces included in shows in various locations in the South East. However, he didn’t focus on awards that he has received, but rather in the fact that he gets to do something he enjoys – create public art.
“I really enjoy doing public art." Casey remarked. "It’s free for everybody to just come out, walk around and look at it…like I said, I just really like it. It’s fun to come out and have people look at all your sculptures, and it’s FREE!”
Ready to see these pieces for yourself?
Are you curious about the pieces included in the inaugural run of the "Work in Progress" exhibition? Click here for a map of all 11 pieces.