The Alliance for the Arts is excited to announce David Seitz and Steven Fetterhoff as mystery “dirt pile” artists who draped the eyesore with googly-eyes spray painted on plywood. Earlier this month, the duo decorated the dirt mound, which is a result of the Alliance’s multiphase campus enrichment project planned for the 2.2 acres along McGregor Blvd.
Fetterhoff is a Fort Myers native and Digital Design teacher at Fort Myers High School. He has been painting street art for over 15 years across the country and draws inspiration from Bill Watterson’s historic Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, using faces and expressions to augment his personalized letterform style to bring smiles to a public art form.
Seitz is also a Fort Myers native who handles operations at Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, a full service law firm in downtown Fort Myers. He’s an avid woodworker and an active member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.
“The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has been working closely with the Alliance for the Arts, supporting their vision for an ArtsPark and WaterWall representing the local culture of our water ways,” says Seitz. “The massive dirt pile had me thinking of a way to improve the eyesore by giving it some personality.”
Using leftover plywood from Hurricane Irma, Seitz and Fetterhoff set about cutting out googly eyes and painting faces and expressions using MTN Colors Spray Paint for its vibrancy and high visibility. They installed the pieces over a weekend as passing drivers slowed down to see their work.
For more information, call 239-939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org/WaterWall.