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Kelsey Montague's avatar Kelsey Montague

My #WhatLiftsYou winged mural will be a unique, interactive set of wings created specifically for the ArtPrize Grand Rapids competition. I started creating these murals last year. The first street art piece I did went viral when Taylor Swift stood in front of it. Since then I have been commissioned to continue to create interactive wings in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Each piece provides an opportunity for people to step into the work and become a ‘living work of art.’ Participants are encouraged to post pictures of the work, and their interaction with it, on social media under the hashtag #whatliftsyou. Thousands of people have participated in an online discussion about what inspires them in their lives. This art has been featured by Forbes, MTV, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Mashable, Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens. I love exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 7 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic Paint Pens
  • Width: 14 ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 12 ft