Electronic/Technology - Outdoor Sculpture
N College Ave and E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN, 46202
Care/Don’t Care, created by Indianapolis-based artist Jamie Pawlus, resembles a pedestrian signal and functions like the typical “Walk/Don’t Walk” signals. In an increasingly fast-paced world, this project quietly invites users to pause and find joy in a moment of comic relief. The message “Don’t Care” is programmed to change to “Care” automatically and at random intervals; it can also be changed manually if trail users push the button. The “Care/Don’t Care” signal is placed for use by those continuing along the trail, as opposed to a tradition pedestrian crossing sign that is located near intersections. It is located on the east end of Massachusetts Avenue, just north of the intersection of St. Clair Street and College Avenue.
Jamie Pawlus is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design. Her practice involves the creation of conceptually based, site-specific installations. Much of Pawlus’ work is expressed through a public vernacular and is made with the same industrial-grade materials used for public signage. The literal and visual imagery of her works are individual antidotes and anecdotal expressions of personal experiences. Pawlus has been awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship and the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship.
Medium type: Lighting - Paint - Steel