Mural Fest Artist - Shawn Dunwoody
Q&A with Shawn Dunwoody - Make It Your Own Mural Fest Artist
Whitley County | Columbia City
- Artist | Shawn Dunwoody
- Hometown | Rochester, NY
- Mural Location | 116 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725
1. Why is public art important to a community’s quality of life?
Public art is important to a community's quality of life because it tends to build a sense of place and connectivity.
2. Why did you apply to install a mural in Northeast Indiana?
I applied to the Northeast Indiana mural call because of my experience mural painting in Fort Wayne with its wonderful people and excitement I wanted to come back.
3. What is it about installing/painting murals that you enjoy so much?
I enjoy mural making because it brings me closer to people and their stories.
4. What else would you like Northeast Indiana residents to know about you and your artwork?
I'll see ya soon Northeast Indiana!
About Sean Dunwoody
"I consider myself a multi-disciplinary creative force for change. My experience as a Director, Producer, Designer, Maker, Influencer, Developer, and Artist give me the opportunity to establish a cutting edge, creative design in a variety of forms. My practice in creative implementation and innovative planning focuses on urban interventions and community forms of urban development. I believe in contextual knowledge, an original approach, and imagination as the basis for crafting new forms of appropriation of space, common producing, and creative development. In everything I do I bring a “stay creative” thinking to the table and aim to integrate the needs of the people, the possibilities of technology, and the genius of great experiences. I understand that creativity inspires and plays on our curiosity. This inspiration makes people want to hear more, learn more, and engage more," said Dunwoody. To learn more about Shawn Dunwoody, visit his website.
See Shawn Dunwoody's previous work below.
Make It Your Own Mural Fest worked with 11 muralists from around the country to install murals in Northeast Indiana's 11 counties. Want to learn more about the Mural Fest artists?Click here