Greg Padesky is painting his “Texture of Prayer” series in an ArtStreet studio this month.
Padesky, a campus ministry graduate assistant for the student neighborhood, first painted each panel in miniature, approximately 8 inches square, as a guide for the larger paintings, which are 4 feet square.
He is painting the 18 masonry board panels in pairs in the colors of the spectrum and coating them with epoxy gloss to promote durability. He will then mount each pair on one of the nine floors of Campus South at the elevator stops, giving students a spiritual splash of color as they head to class.
A bright, sunny Wednesday became the perfect time for eight student workers to scrub approximately 128 Marianist Hall dorm room trash cans. They organized an efficient system of handling such a large number of items to be washed by giving everyone a job: adding liquid soap to the cans, blasting away the dirt with the sprayer, rinsing or stacking to let them dry in the sun. The most efficient and visually pleasing way in which to dry them, they decided, was to form a pyramid.
When school starts in the fall and students return to their dorm rooms, they’ll most likely never know that their trash cans were once part of a public sculpture this day.No Comments