Artist: Adam Schrimmer
GJ: How were you contacted to create this piece?
AS: This was a private commission by a company called Investinet. They were interested in creating a piece of public art in conjunction with the community. I worked with the company leadership to connect and engage with community leaders in order to build the content, as well as worked side by side for an organized community paint day.
GJ: What is the inspiration for this piece?
AS: I worked with local photographer Patrick Cox, and we photographed a local model for the work. She was the inspiration along with the Poe Mill community leaders plus the actual textile history about Poe Mill fabrics.
GJ: What type of paint did you use to create the mural?
AS: Sherwin-Williams exterior paint.
GJ: How long did it take to create and what was the creation process like?
AS: About a month. There was a ton of help from the community during the hosted community paint day.
GJ: What is your favorite part of the piece and why?
AS: Working with Patrick during the photoshoot was great. He’s so talented, and he was absolutely amazing to watch in action with the direction that he gave the model.
GJ: When was it completed?
AS: Sept. 2019
It is located at 910 Pinckney St. in Greenville.