Cleanup In Aisle 5: Impromptu Art Or Just A Big Mess?
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Cleanup In Aisle 5: Impromptu Art Or Just A Big Mess?

Cleanup In Aisle 5: Impromptu Art Or Just A Big Mess?

It’s a Wednesday night inside a Meijer store in Grand Rapids, Mich., and artist Carson Brown roams the aisles for hours. He’s on a particular mission that night: hunting for products that are the perfect shade of blueberry blue. In his cart: blue buckets, a blue ironing board, blue storage bins, blue Listerine, blue loofah sponges and blue shampoo. Then he picks a place in the store where he thinks the color will pop the most. On this night, it’s the school supply section where he begins meticulously stacking objects on top of each other into a tower. “I want people to be more aware of their surroundings, to be more critical of their environment. I think it’s easy to walk into these spaces and just to accept it as normal and everyday.” He keeps an eye out for store employees while he works. When he’s done, Brown snaps photos to share on social media . And then he gets out of Dodge. The 30-year-old is a commercial photographer by trade. His goal with his big-box store art projects is to stop people in […]

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