This pilot program pairs artists with community stakeholders to build a more vibrant and complete city.
John Fleming’s art is about transformation and change. He works with recycled traffic signs, salvaged house paint, or other found material to tell new stories. The Veloce is featuring two of Fleming’s art projects.
SIGN LANGUAGE is a collection of stories conveyed through color and pattern, a new language of pixilated arrangements and associations. Everything is made from recycled traffic signs – warning, detour, and no parking signs. Sometimes the transformations are literal as in the four sets of eyes, each portrait representing a different time in life, ages 3 to 52.
GRAFFITI’S RAINBOW is a forty-five foot long hanging screen that began as three large panels of graffiti painted by artists Evan Dunagan and Brandon Weyrick. Fleming cut these panels into 378 strips causing a radical shift in message and meaning. What once may have been threatening is now simply vibrant color.
John Fleming's transformative artworks will be integrated into the Redmond Central Connector, a City project to redefine Downtown Redmond and connect the historic downtown with the Redmond Town Center area. The plan includes construction of a regional trail, linear park, cultural corridor, and Redmond's first park with an integrated art and landscape design. For more information visit www.redmond.gov/rcc.
Artist Walk & Talk
On Thursday, May 24, 2012 over one hundred people joined artist John Fleming, Redmond Mayor John Marchione, Parks Director Craig Larsen and Guy Michaelsen from Berger Partnership for a walk and talk about the Redmond Central Connector and how Fleming's artwork will be integrated into the project.
News reports about the Walk & Talk: