American Traditional Meets Realism
TITLE: American Traditional Meets Realism-Outside the Box Mural
ARTIST: Trish Donnelly
ABOUT: The Midland Area Community Foundation selected eight artists to paint downtown Midland utility boxes in a move to beautify the downtown space and give the community an artistic voice. Artist Trish Donnelly gave an artist statement for the project, "Trish Donnelly is a local Midland artist, originally from North Branford Connecticut. She began showing a particular interest in art at a very young age, and focused on it in advanced courses throughout school. In 2016 she began her tattooing apprenticeship, and has since opened her own private art and tattoo studio in Downtown Midland where she is able to apply her passion at work.
“My creative work includes tattooing, drawing(digitally and traditionally), painting, sculpting and simply creating using whatever tools are available to me. In my day to day work I am a tattoo artist, however I do not limit myself to any one particular medium or style. The variety of mediums I use often inspire and are evident within one another in my work. For example I often include elements of black and gray realism in my tattoo work as an extension of my initial background in graphite and charcoal realism drawing, and elements of American traditional tattooing style in my paintings and drawings as an extension of what I’ve picked up as a tattoo artist. In this way art itself is transformative, as well as having the ability to transform otherwise mundane objects into something beautiful.”
LOCATION: The intersection of Main and Ashman, Midland, MI