Artist Overhauls Highway Billboards To Show Scenes of Nature

Brian Kane gave people commuting along two Massachusetts highway a dose of nature from a very unlikely source, digital billboards. What people often associate with obnoxious advertising and flashing signs were, at least for a month, tamed and made to look like they weren’t even there. Kane named the temporary art installation the ‘Healing Tool,’ after the Photoshop tool used for taking out imperfections in images. According to him, “A lot of what people do in Photoshop is cover things up and take out blemishes, but I wanted to put something back in.” Displaying scenes of nature during the day and visions of the moon and the Milky Way at night, the artist of 30 years singlehandedly gave commuters a respite from the rest of the world even for just a passing second.