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Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

I am totally one of those super-ADD people who doesn’t own a TV but can’t stop staring at a screen when there’s one in a bar. It drives people crazy. I couldn’t care less about whatever sports event is typically on, but if someone is trying to talk to me and there’s a glowing image behind them it’s impossible to hold my attention. And now, like many residents of Midtown Baltimore, I find myself looking up constantly—waiting for the bus, crossing the street, blundering up a crowded sidewalk—transfixed by the seductive glow of the Baltimore LED Art Billboard.  But here I’m not indulging an antisocial impulse to aimlessly stare at...

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