Don’t Let Adulthood Corrupt You, 2019, installed at Middle Branch Park in South Baltimore. This work was part of Art on the Waterfront 2019 made possible by South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.
This text based work is inspired by an essay that Dr. Suess wrote for the NYT in the 1950’s about why he writes for children, and comes from a body of work I started in Baltimore in 2014 called How to be a Large Child.
This is the largest work I’ve made to date, and it wouldn’t have been possible with out the help, guidance and advice from many people. I’d like to thank Andrew Burans for helping install and creative problem solving, Steven R. Jones, Graham Coriel-Allen and Stephen Cartwright for building assistance. Ryan Patterson at BOPA for all is work to make this happen. Bonnie Crawford for letting me crash at her place while I was in town. Katie McCracken for letting me crash with her for multiple days after my car broke down in North Carolina on the way back to Florida. Perry Collins for love and emotional support, Lou Joseph and family for always being amazing friends.