Lovescaping Project in Downtown Wheeling

The Ohio Valley Young Preservationists have brought affection to the streets of downtown Wheeling for the 2nd Annual All You Need is Love campaign. For the month of February, 30 buildings have been adopted by local groups to get people to notice and appreciate them.

Located at 12th and Market you’ll find an installation of Osculation Diagrams on the windows of the McClain building. These vinyl stickers were cut out at TechShop Pittsburgh on the CNC Vinyl Cutter. The diagrams were originally 6″x6″ calligraphic drawings made from interview data about how people categorize everyone they have ever kissed. The final size is 22″ on the smallest side.

Here are some process images of the installation. Click an image to zoom in. Click here for instructions on how to read the diagrams


About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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