Your Art Here presents Wave to a Stranger by artist Brad Wicklund for the Massachusetts Ave. Billboard Project. The billboard will be mounted June 2006.
Every human being has a unique story to tell that is influenced by his or her own experiences and perspectives on reality. Despite this individuality we are all inextricably linked. Even our most mundane actions, when repeated daily or by many people, can have global ramifications. My recent work illustrates those moments when the tension between the personal and universal becomes noticeable by forcing the observer to consider his or her own relationship to a larger community.
Brad Wicklund was born in Longview, Texas in 1982. While growing up his family moved often which lead him to live in Alaska, Illinois, and several cities in Ohio. In 2001 he began attending Indiana University, Bloomington, where he graduated in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History of Art. Along with fellow printmaker, Andrew Maxson, he founded the LOVE FACTORY art collective in January 2006.