Client: Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $15,000
Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts
Commercial Bench Company
Commerical Bench Company
The “Trust and Doubt Benches” are two benches that are each 6 ft long, 32” high and 24” deep. They are made of steel coated in colorful Thermoplastic to resist graffiti and withstand all weather circumstances. The bright appealing colors attract attention and draw viewers to the project. The words “Trust” and “Doubt” are opposing concepts chosen to stimulate the imagination and start conversations as you sit down and interact with the art.
This project was a result of an open call for art and as such were not connected to any other design. It was also moved to several different locations.
There was no collaboration needed in this project after the initial proposal.
On several special event days the public was invited to pose for portraits on the bench of their choice and tell what they Trust or Doubt. The photographs were captioned with their opinions for an online gallery. Signage invited the public to participate in the project on their own to consider what they Trust or Doubt.