She calls it “little art." We call it “huge art.” A brilliant mind gave birth to an amazing idea of painting those buildings and signs that are engraved in memories of Utah residents. Stephanie Swift's graphic design project morphed into an attempt to preserve the places she loves. Everywhere she goes, she takes her camera with her and starts taking pictures of places she likes. She plays with these pictures in a fun, colorful and beautiful way.
When we look at her prints, we are immediately stricken by a nostalgic feeling.
“I started doing this because it seems all of the beautiful old signs and buildings are disappearing everyday and I wanted to remember them in my own way. A strange thing I found out by doing this—these places hold memories for so many other people. I didn't think of that when I started it. Every place has a story for someone,” Swift says.
She does custom work as well. That means if you have some place you would like to be immortalized, just talk to her.
Check them out at Farmers Market on Saturday mornings this summer at Pioneer Park, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.