In the spring of 2023, LAND studio proudly selected artist Perris Mackey to showcase his work on The Art Wall, a rotating art space on Public Square. Each quarter, a new local artist is picked to transform our cityscape, enriching it with creativity.

From the Artist

There was a chapter in my life where I truly believed I had no purpose. Getting old and retiring from a job that I had no interest in is what I thought I was destined for. Although some may find comfort in this, I believe that I could contribute so much more. I found a passion for collage art, and everything changed.

The use of recycled magazines and damaged comics in my work is ironic because many believed them to serve no purpose. The amount of colors that can be sourced and the bold text and textures that can be manipulated to create an entirely new image is still unbelievable to others as well as myself. My goal for this project is to inspire and show people what can be achieved when you invest time in your craft and utilize resources you already have. 

Perris Mackey

Meet the Artist

Perris Mackey

My name is Perris Mackey. Some know me as p_ThaNerd. I was born and raised in the city of Cleveland. I started my artistic career in 2011. I watched a documentary on Netflix called "Exit Through the Gift Shop." It was a story about a handful of well...

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