Location: 400 West Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215
The Urban Scrawl is more than artists creating large murals that are sold at auction to support arts programming, grant program, and direct artist support. This year, they had a break dance competition.
Tell me about your piece today and art in general.
All of my pieces are about uplifting blacks. If I had one word to describe, it would be afro-futurism. I portray the aspects of being black that are not usually portrayed. If I named this piece, it would be “God as a Black Woman”. I usually paint in oil, but this one is acrylic.
Rob what are we doing this year?
This is based on Dr. Seuss’ McElligot’s Pool, which is about a kid that is fishing. The farmer tells him he is wasting his time. The kid keeps fishing anyway. He has a wild story with imaginary fish. Maybe, they aren’t imaginary. We don’t know. This is our spin on that.
Sidebar: Rob and Dan are nuts! This is my second year talking to them. They have fun producing art and include the participants in the fun, if you take the time to talk to them.
I also talked to Jania Rackes, Liv Barney, Jan Kiko, Jeremy Rosario, and Rust Belt Monster Collective.
Additional artist that participated:
My take on Urban Scrawl 2019:
I love this event! The artists interact with the attendees. Not only do we get to witness great art being created, but we get to connect with the artists. And its FREE! This is an event that you need to check out, if you love art. I was drawn to the young artists and those who were collaborating. It blows my mind how artists can come together and do one combined piece in the short amount of time.