Auto Inspection Station - Appling City Cove Automobile Inspection Station
Memphis artist Carol DeForest completed her series of sculptures at the Appling City Cove Automobile Inspection Station in November 2010. Each of the panels were fabricated using recycled materials that spell out a hidden word within the design. DeForest also used the reclaimed materials to create a moving element within each panel.
About the Artist
Deforest was born in Tennessee but spent the first part of her life in Texas, where she was greatly influenced by Latin culture. She moved back to Tennessee to attend Rhodes College, receiving a BFA in art. She also attended Memphis College of Art, earning a BFA in clay. She has been a working artist for almost 40 years.
During her career as an artist, Carol DeForest, has completed several works of public art with the UrbanArt Commission. DeForest frequently utilizes found objects and natural materials in her work to create abstract images that reference nature. DeForest currently lives and works in Memphis.