Artist Statement

A series of 32 steel posts that have been painted to resemble a row of giant crayons for a simple and playful display at an entrance along the Atlanta BeltLine. First displayed on the trail near Washington Park at Lena Street, the sculptures were removed for construction of the Westside Trail in 2012. With the opening of the Westside Trail in 2017, the sculptures were re-installed near the White Street access point to the trail.


Artist Bio

Santiago Menendez Gil was born in Mexico City, Mexico and lives and works in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2010 from Georgia State University and has participated in numerous group shows as well as public art displays. Menendez works at Stratosphere Skateboards and lives in the Old Fourth Ward, keeping him very in touch with activity along the Atlanta BeltLine.