Know Hope's mural, which is kind of Shel Silverstein meets Keith Haring, features an unnamed serial character that the artist has been building work around for the last few years to "develop a narrative, not necessarily linear, for the viewer to develop a long-tem relationship with the work," he explains. "With this mural, the character is in the center, it has an amputated arm and is tied to a flagpole with a waving white flag. There's a heart-shaped hole in the character's chest where the heart used to be and a telescope going through. It's propping up the telescope with the hole to see through and is looking at some birds that aren't bound."
Know Hope's also collaborating with local youth non-profit One Love Generation on a time capsule. This is his second time capsule, the first was with a group of teens in Gambia, West Africa. "It's basically a project that examines how to create and preserve collective memory," he says. "There are no newspapers, it's more metaphorical and personal observations, and sentiments and messages. It gets buried and the location becomes some sort of personal landmark for all the participants. That's kind of my intention — not making it precious or dear. It's made out of found wood not out of steel. The significant part is the process and the experience."
Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Goat Farm (1200 Foster St., Atlanta, GA 30318), Know Hope will present an artist's talk and, along with One Love Generation, the time capsule project. More photos of his mural-in-progress after the jump.
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