Isle of Printing's August Can Wall at Pinewood Makes a FAIR Point

Isle of Printing's August Can Wall at Pinewood Makes a FAIR Point

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At this point, you might be familiar with Isle of Printing’s #Cantopia can wall.  Maybe you’ve seen one of our articles showcasing the new design for the month or maybe you’ve stumbled upon it on your own while at Pinewood. Heck, you may have even been lucky enough to catch Bryce and his team in action, re-arranging all couple thousand of those cans aligned neatly on each of those 22 shelves (that’s no small feat, might I add!).

I’m here today to fill you in on the new design for the month of September and, as it often does, this month’s can wall brings with it a message to ponder:

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”It’s fair season this month in Tennessee ...and this word has loomed large in my mind. It runs like a line from minor to monumental thoughts: When will I get a corn dog and see a pig race? What is beauty? And how do I factor into the equation of the inequality in wealth, access and opportunity?

Some questions have easier solutions than others but I plan to keep working on the rest...

Where are you at on the word FAIR?”
— Bryce McCloud, Isle of Printing

With that said, I want to bring to mind a thought about the can wall.  The thousands of cans that make up the design each month are protected by nothing but faith. Pinewood’s can wall is public art that has invested in it hours upon hours of planning and arranging (and rearranging)…a display that is then left to be maneuvered and bumped into and knocked down and picked back up. So.

Is that fair?

While this is only a very small glimpse into the conversation Bryce and his team provoking, it is a start. And isn’t that the goal at the end of the day?

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