Guerrilla Artist, Joe Carnevale, is working on a new Barrel Monster for SPARKcon. The new project is expected to be a “Seventeen foot tall dinosaur.” Look for it at the corner of Hargett and Fayetteville Streets. His ArtCar will also be on display.
Speaking of his work in general, Joe states:
The majority of the rest of my art centers around animism. Animism is the belief that all objects have a life force. From rocks to trees to animals. Personally I don’t believe in it but it is a fun idea. A lot of what I’ve done has been putting faces and/or appendages on existing structures as well as building creatures out of common objects. I’ve done a lot of work with aerosol and composite sculpture. I also used to do quite a bit of work in ceramics. My primary interest, however, has always been my photography. Most of that consists of what could be called Guerrilla Photography, that is taking pictures from places that are off limits to the general public. Most of the time this includes high-rise rooftops, high-rise construction sites, tower cranes, communication towers, large scale factories and refineries, and large storm drain systems.
Expect more to come from Joe’s site NoPromiseofSafety is slated to be relaunched October 31st, and he has personally assured me that he has several new projects in the works. And just for the record, here’s where all the Barrel Monster hype started.