AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Aort reed, a local artist, is painting a Black Lives Matter Movement mural on 11th Street in Downtown Augusta.
“Sometimes if you have a gift, or a drive, or a talent, than you can manifest a reality” Reed tells FOX 54.
Reed says his paintings are supposed to have more than just one meaning, and be something different people can relate to. He says his passion for art began at a young age when he would draw in his grandmother’s cookbooks.
“I think in 11th grade I had a really good art teacher, and she saw my potential and encouraged me to persue it professionally,” Reed says.
He says any kind of movement is about a collective of people, which he’s trying to communicate through this mural, titled, The Big Idea. He says the mural should be finished in October.
He says he has other ideas in mind for the future, involving creating other murals in Augusta, and a new art studio.
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