“They were like, ‘If you can get the inspired students, we can get the paint,’” says Carrington, whose own art repurposes familiar textiles.
Since the artists had isolated with family or roommates for so long, the project promised a sort of rare group energy—masked and from a distance, of course.
“It’s a cool connection. It’s these small little projects that have added up meaningfully during quarantine,” Carrington says. “Just to have that kind of camaraderie.”
And so it was when the group met at the quad.
They had a large canvas to work with—the artists painted around the outside of the circles, leaving a lot of round negative space to keep the paint from ending up on clothing.
The group didn’t sketch or plan, deciding to “wing it” and see where the finished piece landed. And it’s an evolving canvas. Since foot traffic and rain wash away the paint, any piece they create there is fleeting.
“Hopefully we get a couple more cracks at this in the future,” Carrington says.