Joe Day

LED Astray, 2003-ongoing
Translux LED scroll
48 x 8 inches

Artist Statement
LED Astray is a text-based piece capitalizing on a “ticker-tape” LED sign installed in the entry deck of an up-slope residence, visible for both pedestrian and auto traffic. This sign has been messaging passers-by for over 15 years, but has taken on new resonance with the Covid-19 quarantine. For Drive-By-Art, the read-out will vary daily, with a thoughts, and perhaps some advice, on weathering quarantine times.

The inaugural quote, to be changed every couple days:
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
– Plato

Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles, where he leads deegan-day design and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). His work explores the practical and utopian extremes of architectural speculation, especially the myriad ways space and geometry orchestrate vision.