Hunger Skateparks considers skateparks to be works of public art. Whenever possible, we integrate artistic elements into the design and add artistic mediums that enhance, give color, and add connections to the community into the park. For example in the Peru, Indiana Skatepark a skateable pillar was designed to be a pedestal for a 6′ tall painted skateboard with a large embedded glass Indiana. The pillar is wrapped with mosaics created by Hunger Skateparks Co-Owner Christy Wiesenhahn. At the Skørping Skatepark in Denmark, she installed a mosaic on a steep bank that is inspired by local viking art and artifacts. In New Castle, Indiana the local welding school is building a railing inspired by the native artist and pop sculptor Robert Indiana. We believe there are opportunities in each park for artists and tradesmen to make the park a destination for public art as well as skateboarding.
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