Saltboxes are a forgotten piece of civic infrastructure. Stationed in various areas of the city, these boxes hold rock salt to be used during snowy times; found in hilly areas. There is a movement where artists in Baltimore are decorating the fronts of these Saltboxes with designs inspired by their love for the city.
The design for my box will be debuted at a press conference and family event called ‘Dia Del Nino’ at Patterson Park 11-2p on 4/29/23. Children will decorate the other sides of the boxes and the public can meet all 4 artists!
Following the larger Saltbox Art Movement, the Baltimore Department of Transportation invited 4 artists to create designs for the 4 giant Saltboxes which will grace the main parks of Bmore. Julie Ames, the movement founder created the design for the first giant saltbox at City Hall.
I decided to base the design for my Giant Saltbox on the group Dru Hill which was named after Druid Hill Park. I changed the title to ‘Druid Hill’ instead of ‘Dru Hill’ and shifted the phrase to ‘enter the park’ instead of ‘enter the Dru’.
I incorporate hair into most of my work- Sisqo’s hair is actually textural so if you find the box, feel free to rub it! it will be stationed at Latrobe Pavillon at Druid Hill Park.