An elementary school art teacher by day, Trott connected with leadership at City of Promise for consultation on collecting input from children in the neighborhood and throughout parts of Charlottesville to design a collage of playful illustrations that would be familiar and fun. He states; “My recent work focuses on figures interacting with objects in a lighthearted and often surreal way. For this project, I worked with students to develop new ideas for objects from their daily lives. Their drawings, notes and suggestions inform the design of the mural and create a connection to the community. Alongside my usual plants & coffee mugs are a basketball, iPhone, and pizza slice- creating a fun and interacting environment to explore.” This project was completed with generous support from SEF Family Fund and Tenth Street Warehouses. For more from Ryan Trott, visit here.