Samford student spreads Bible messages by leaving art for the taking
March 13, 2010, 5:30AM
A startling series of paintings began showing up on the buildings and in the alleys of Five Points South about a month ago, painted in acrylic on cardboard by a street artist.
They were the faces of people from around the world, often bearing pained expressions on their faces.
Anyone who liked the paintings, attached only with Stickum, could pull one off a wall and take it home. The artist welcomed that, writing the words "Take Me" on the back of each painting, along with a Bible verse and a Web site address.
"Once it leaves my hands on the street, it's a part of the street," said Michael Aaron Williams, 21, a fine arts student at Samford University, who began posting his paintings around Five Points South in February.