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Beyond the Facade - Doug EngArtist Statement

“Jacksonville is my hometown and residence. When I visit downtown I see empty buildings and feel the quiet desperation from the economy. Buildings sit dormant, waiting for better times, while we seek a vibrant atmosphere of energy and prosperity. We are a product of our surroundings. If you walk by a vacant building or a boarded up window everyday, you feel as if the life of the city has gone elsewhere. And that feeling is contagious. We can change our environment. We can elevate the consciousness of downtown using thoughtful art communicating a message of hope and optimism. That is what I hope to accomplish.”

Doug Eng with co-creator Dorian Eng, April 2013

About the Artist

My photographic specialties are urban and natural landscapes. I am currently involved in several projects to revitalize our city’s urban core through the arts. My visual fascination with my surroundings, whether built or natural, comes from many years of trying to understand why things are what they are. My engineering discipline seeks to explain and rationalize the world, and to develop solutions to problems. My curiosity about forms, structures, patterns, rhythms, and textures, is a natural outgrowth of the need to find order in all things. But it is chaotic randomness that creates uniqueness and vitality. Our world is both simple and complex, structured and random, free and bound…all in a simultaneous expression of what IS. This is my realization through my art and these are the subjects of my investigations.


May 3, 2013 – EU Jacksonville, Art in Public Places

April 25, 2013 – JTA Making Moves FB page, Doug Eng Wins Big at One Spark video

April 22, 2013 – Downtown Ventures Blog, Placemaking Through Public Art

April 21, 2013 –, CoRK Arts District will open its doors for studio tours on Saturday

April 23, 2013 – One Spark Blog, Preliminary Results are In

April 13, 2013 –, ‘Ridiculously ambitious’ One Spark festival opens Wednesday in Jacksonville

March 29, 2013 – JTA Making Moves, One Spark video segment

March/April, 2013 – Arbus Magazine, One Spark


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  1. Olivia #
    July 29, 2013

    I absolutely love the artwork you’ve created for downtown and I hope to see more of it in the near future! You had my vote at OneSpark :)

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