Fence posts and palm fronds - North Charleston Arts Fest features hometown artist Fletcher Williams III
Fletcher Williams III is at home in his studio, surrounded by a mixture of found items, paints, metals, organic and iconic Lowcountry materials. His mind is always working, looking, assessing, imagining what a piece can be, should be and how these disparate parts come together to tell a story.
“I saw a car outside a storefront recently,” he says looking at two pieces in the process of creation. “I thought at first these would be joined somehow, but now I realize they are separate pieces.” He runs his palm along the edge of the representation of the car, at this point a magenta and lime green with metal flake glittering in the clear coat. On the floor behind him stands the storefront representation, lighted with aqua lights and waiting for the artist’s eye to make it whole.