Chicago artist Nick Azzaro has the vision and plan to install an animated art project in the Blue Line subway between Clark/Lake and Washington. All he needs now is $17,500 to pay for the materials.
And he's not shy in asking for donations.
Here's what Nick says about the project:
An animation in the subway would expose the riders to art during an otherwise mundane commute. My hope is to inspire, promote public transportation and spark conversation in a place that is usually quiet and detached. As the train goes by the animation at 30 mph, lights expose the 360 images on the wall, therefore acting as a film projector or what many of us have experienced in a flipbook.
The images are digital photography with my illustrations, layered and animated in a software program. The figures and parts of the body are painstakingly placed separately to give it the ability to "move" in the final product. Each image will be approximately 4 feet tall (depending on the venue site limitations). This particular project is about societal positions and decisions we make. The backdrop is from a photo of the city's skyline taken from my rooftop.
And he posted this video:
I'm all for public art, and for compensating the artist for his work. So go ahead, donate a few dollars.