The Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea Public Art committee selected Norfolk artist Larry Bage to create an artwork that speaks to the progressive, creative vibe of Chelsea. It could serve as a gateway, or point of transition between the trail and the neighborhood. Kinetic or multiple artworks that create a sense of motion or direction to visually move people through the space could be appropriate.
The artwork will be pedestrian scale but also large enough to attract attention. They liked the idea of using recycled durable materials that reference the neighborhood. The artwork will be durable and created from permanent, safe and easily maintained materials that will stand the test of time.
Larry served as lead artist over the summer in 2011 and worked with student’s of Norfolk’s Emerging Leaders program to create a public art project for the Main St. Garage called “Sign of the Times”. (portions of the project are pictured above)