86th Ashland, summer 2017. Improving facades to encourage business and commerce. To show community exists.
Commission for Auburn Gresham business corridor in partnership with The Oglesby school conducted with artist Luz Castillo. Notice the smaller medallions made by the students. June 2017
Steel fabricating plant where the 90th Commercial artwork was fabricated. July 2017
The Seagull Tree, a South east side sculptural installation in cooperation with the Playstreets and Kaboom Organizations. Steel and Enamel.
Corner, 52nd and Ashland Nov 2017 . 'The Constellations' a newer concept will be seen in more areas as time progresses. Afro-Mexican and other cultural/abstract symbols identify this effort. These were hung at a former drug spot.
Community Center Install corner of 91st Burley. Happy to put up artwork from apprentice artists at the studio, a Saturday afternoon in 2014.
Volunteer Youth on Saturday Afternoon
Sarah and Sandra, former assistants
Samples of Quick Art
Entryway Tagged. The first Drive by that produced a new relationship with the owner, Mr. Bouscio. who commissioned 6 more drive by art initiatives on his south side properties. There are now tenants in this and other buildings he owns.
South Shore Drive Install
Dead Tree Install. Cut down just a few weeks after install. `How about that!? What an irony! Trying to give life to a tree that gets cut down.
Our first drive by art in the Southeast side. A bus stop corner where no one could care less about the lifelessness of the property.
Drive by candies posted on trees along Houston St. in the southeast side of Chicago. Our obligation to a response of a lost life. Since then we got such an outpouring of postive response.
"Stop Hiding" is the message in this installation surrounded by cultural symbols of the neighborhood.
We need messages that are sweet and feed the soul. A taste for what is good and right in communities.
Derric's community candies on 79th Street & Exchange Ave
Derric's community candies on 79th Street & Exchange Ave.
Features work by David Geary, Mynor Paredes, Sandra Lara, Andrea Paredes, Luz Maria Castillo, and Derric Clemmons.
The abandoned building takes up almost half a block and is now spruced up with "drivebyart".
Totems with encouraging messages: "Actua" and "Uplift"
The entrance to the game AMAZE ME is shown here. Kids began the chase , with one chasing after another . The chaser attempts to reach the one fleeing, tagging him out. Its a fun alternative exercise that promotes team building and community challenge. We produced the idea of this game in 2011 in the South side of Chicago
the idea our studio came up with in this game is simply to avoid the water blocks. This is an extended idea from the familiar HopScotch game.
Derric and Luz, the creators of "The Amaze Me" concept at the site of the Mireles School playground. This was made possible with the support and funding through the Claretian Associates, Alderman Pope, and coordinator Jackie Samuels.
The idea here is to extend and make the game floor more challenging, perhaps to where young boys can also be challenged as well.