Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County artist Julia Vogl is installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project. These tiled works, entitled Tysons Tiles, materialising as enormous ground murals, intend to raise awareness of the potential for public art, having incorporated the work of over 1,000 individuals.

The artist will collect data from local residents, employees and visitors, asking them about their involvement in the arts, and working their views into the final pieces. Between the 18 and 24 May, Vogl will take her art trolley from the parks to the offices, the restaurants to the classrooms, the malls to the metros, of Tysons.

Here she’ll meet various members of the public whose responses to her questions will be digitally recorded using a custom designed app, and later placed within one of the ground murals – responders can find their tile, and also learn more about those in their community.

Anyone can participate in the project, and to find out more information about where to find Vogl’s trolley and the final mural locations visit www.artsfairfax.org/map/imagine-art-here.

To see more of Julia Vogl’s work within this project visit www.juliavogl.com

Imagine Art Here: Tysons Tiles, until 3 August, Tysons, Fairfax County, Virginia. For more information visit www.artsfairfax.org

1. Julia Vogl, Colouring The Invisible (2010). Courtesy of the artist.