On Common Ground

Photographer: Carroll Foster

Softcover (ISBN: 978-1-938235-15-3 )

From boldly colored murals to whimsical bicycle sculptures, from Einstein to Exuberance, Spartanburg has become a mecca of public art, especially for a city its size.

Publication Date: Oct 2015
Dimensions: 10 x 10 in.
144 pages

On Common Ground: The Public Art of Spartanburg features 120 pages of images by local photographer Carroll Foster capturing outdoor works on side streets to college campuses, from public parks to river banks, from corporate headquarters to art centers. In the pages of this collection we also meet the sculptors, the mural painters, and the metal artists who produced this remarkable collection of public art. Some are native to our city; others work in studios farther afield. Here they share the diverse stories of their artwork—their inspirations, their passions, and their processes.

On Common Ground, produced in collaboration with the Johnson Collection, is a vibrant calling card for the robust cultural life of Spartanburg. It is a moment in time in a city on the move, a snapshot of our community’s eclectic art collection in 2015.

Carroll Foster

Carroll Foster

Carroll Foster is the owner of Hot Eye Studio in Spartanburg. He has a BFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. His work is included in the Hub City Press books Spartanburg Revisited and For Here or To Go.