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Hello, I’m Archie, I’m an artist. The concept of public space as I relate to it has drastically changed—especially during the pandemic and the upheaval, social insurgence, and poilical & social unrest in the US.

I am taking this mooc to challenge myself regarding learning about creating with a different approach that I am accustomed to, and especially under restrictions within what I would normally consider public space.

There have been a lot of public works that have inspired me. I don’t have an image of it, but before the covid19 lockdown, I saw a piece of sidewalk chalk art that creatively explained chemistry and DNA. This was a completely random encounter, unexpected, educational and unique. It was also ephemeral, washed away by the rain. I am intrigued by works that are subtle like this, seemingly anonymous, and offering many interpretations and purposes.