public art network council
Chicago Public Art Group
Pounds early public work involved creating site specific, non-permission, street installations with his partner Olivia Gude. After joining Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) he created collaborative and permissioned public artworks building playground structures and sculptures and painting murals. Pounds gained an appreciation for the need to carefully organize and manage resources and community involvement. As Director of CPAG, Pounds committed himself to integrating personal and professional growth while developing the ability of the organization and its artists to respond more fully to community needs. Pounds has presented workshops on public art and community design processes and has served as consultant to mural organizations. Pounds was awarded a Chicago Community Trust Community Service Fellowship during which he explored the intersection of urban planning, community activation, and public art.