Pod Stop


Greg Mueller - Drayton, South Carolina

Artist's Statement

I am interested in creating a sculpture that serves a social need. Pod Stop focuses on the pedestrian-vehicle dichotomy. This sculptural nuance repurposes street motifs associated with vehicular traffic with the text “stop” and “yield” to construct a place of respite, gathering, and play. The octagon armatures form a human-scale pod, using decommissioned street signs and repurposed tires as perches for sitting. The color pallet celebrates red and white signage to maintain a cohesive, monolithic composition. For the past year, I have worked with a metal recycling company, the D.O. T. and a striping company to collecting their decommissioned metal street sign

Artist's Bio

Greg Mueller earned a BS Studio Art, St. John’s University, Minnesota and an MFA from Montana State University School of Art. He also studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and was a 5 year studio apprentice to Minnesota Sculptor, Paul Granlund. He has held teaching positions at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, and at South Carolina’s Converse College. This summer he will be working on projects on Minnesota’s North Shore

Fabricated and powder coated Steel • 1/8 thick square tubing • Decommissioned DOT approved aluminum signage • Re-purposed tires • Stainless steel hardware • Concrete anchors
W x H x D
10' x 10' x 10'
600 lbs