Scott Hocking is a visual artist from Detroit whose work focuses on site-specific installations using found objects and stunning photographic documentation of the city. He was recently commissioned by the Knight Foundation to create SIGNS, a site-specific work throughout the city of Detroit that makes use of old metal armatures of former business signage. Using the armatures as a base, he will install plastic advertisement signs inspired by the history of the building and community. I’m very excited to see this project go up later this year and hear more about the research behind it.
Photo via scotthocking.com
Seriously, check out his website. He has a wealth of information about his past projects, which gives a really insightful overview of how he has progressed and molded his thinking over the years. And on his contact page, he has links to all his friends!