Are you familiar with Creative Moorhead? Quite simply, Creative Moorhead is a group of creatives who live, work, or attend school in Moorhead, Minnesota. The organization seeks to showcase local creatives across a variety of disciplines from visual artists to yoga instructors.
Creative Moorhead’s first public art project was installed late last week. The Outdoor Gallery features the work of nine artists installed on five buildings in downtown Moorhead – Rustica, Moorhead Public Library, The Rourke Gallery, Ace Hardware, and FM Printing.
This piece is called “Next Stop Fergus Falls,” and serves as a nod to my hometown as well as my love of the gritty aesthetics of the railroad. This digital collage is a duotone and features images from my personal collection of “good stuff” that I’ve collected over the years – a photo of the Ottertail Valley Railroad building that I shot and developed as a student at MSUM, a more recent shot of a graffitied grain car near Rahr Malting in Shakopee, a vintage map of Minnesota, and a well-worn clip-art image of a steam engine.
If you’d like to check it out, the piece is installed on the west side of FM Printing in Moorhead. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see what Creative Moorhead will do next!
Prints! Would you like a print of this artwork? 18×24 digital prints are available by request, $35 shipped. Drop me a line to purchase!