Early April 2017, I was approached with the opportunity to create a public piano for Wakefield, MA. The answer was yes, absolutely, let's do it!
After completing a public piano for Peabody, MA during the same time period last year, I wanted this year's to have a completely different feel. Jump over to my public art page to see them both. Last year's "What Sound Does Color Taste Like?" was completed in four days vs this year's "Neon Memphis" which was completed in 4-6 hour sessions over two and a half weeks.
"Neon Memphis" gets its name from the Memphis design movement that was created in the 1980s and rose to popularity in the 1990s. The piano's design makes use of geometric shapes from the sheet music rest and features color blocked sections, while being punched up with fully saturated color.
Quickly view the process of bringing Wakefield's "Neon Memphis" to life by watching the video below!
Thank you to Chris Carino of Carino Media for producing this video!