West Columbia’s Art on State Wall, behind Terra and 116 Espresso and Wine Bar at 423 Meeting Street, has been transformed with new art created by Karl L. Larsen.
The new mural is inspired by his art exhibition, O D O M E T E R, which opened August 4 at Frame of Mind, 140 State Street The exhibit will run through August 29.
“I feel it is imperative to help build a culture around local art as West Columbia aims to transform its River District,” said Larsen. “The mural on Meeting Street was just the cherry on top. Showing what can be done over here with support from the City and local businesses like Frame of Mind and many others along State Street can shape a unique identity for West Columbia moving forward.”
After dining or while shopping on State and Meeting Streets, view the collaborative art project, take your picture, and post it on social media with the hashtags #artonstate #seemeonstate #wcolasc.
Larsen’s newest series of artworks, The Odometer Collection, is derived from a 75-day, 14,000-mile road trip across North America. Inspired in part by the organized spectacle of cities like Austin, Ciudad Juárez, Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver, this work is also a very personal examination of the empty spaces in between. Though Larsen documented his journey with photos and video, he painted from memory, conveying his impressions of vastly different landscapes, waterscapes and skies to canvas. The Odometer Collection is Larsen’s remembrance – a reconstruction – of moments of solitude and self-exploration among the geological and man-made wonders across North America.