Indy Art and Seek features Herron staff, alumni and offers interactive app for city exploration

Philip Campbell

BFA general fine arts, '89

Campbell, who manages a team in the emergency department at Eskenazi Hospital, has two installations off 10th Street titled "Free PPE" and "BRASS Flag" as part of Indy Art & Seek. "Free PPE" offers free masks for any visitor that needs one during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. "BRASS Flag" is a quilted flag made with fabrics from people living in the surrounding neighborhoods of Brookside, Rivioli Park, St. Clair and Springdale to represent unity and inclusion.

Q: What was your inspiration for the artwork?

A: I had been making masks since March -- first for family, and then for Eskenazi Hospital. We do wraparound services for patients who have opioid use disorder. We help them with treatment, housing, food, medications and so on.

It is staggering how many people do not have access to the simplest things or knowledge of how to acquire it. Offering free masks to the public and asking others to participate was an easy transition from what I was already doing.