History painted on the walls

HUB-BUB volunteer, Elliott Cobb of USC Upstate, recently developed a project that made Spartanburg’s history more present.  He decided to spray paint significant figures of Spartanburg and USC Upstate’s history onto Upstate’s library walls, linking past and present in a more visible way.  “The concept was constructed on the basis of the knowledge and history that books have to offer,” he says.  “I wanted to use figures of history that played a significant part in the building of Spartanburg and USC Upstate.”  Cobb’s artwork brings to life our city’s influential figures, taking the history found in the library pages and presenting it through a different medium.

 

The figures spray painted are as follows: Cherokee Indian, General Morgan, Mary Black and her husband, Roger Milliken, and Edward Ofori.

 

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Work in progress:

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