The ArtTruck installation has long been in my head, even before the time I made my cross country drive between Florida and California, about 3000 miles which I used wisely, to think. TheArt truck is special in that it was originally inspired by the American trucking culture I have long been fascinated with. I meant it as a countryside version of an art installation, where a large truck makes frequent stops along highways - at truck stops and rest areas, and out of the cargo hold come art materials. Primed canvas is stretched over the truck and then a quick and impromptu painting happens with people that happen to be there.
To make it work in Manhattan I went to U-haul on 23rd street and took some measurements and decided to use a van for the first ArtTruck project. Then I found a 3d model of a similar cargo van online and draped /dressed it in primed canvas to visualize what wrapping it and then painting it might look like.