RISCA has been working with eMoney Advisor since November of 2017, three months after they opened their offices in Providence. While eMoney was in a temporary space, we worked with their staff to select three RI artists to show in their space. We installed pieces by Jodie Goodnough, Kathy Hodge, and Johnny Adimando in the offices in March 2018. As eMoney grew rapidly, we worked with them to commission a local artist to create and install a mural in their permanent space at 100 Westminster in downtown Providence. On Monday, May 6th, in a ribbon cutting with Governor Raimondo and Mayor Elorza, eMoney unveiled the mural as a highlight of their new office space.
Artist Lizzy Sour, a Providence native and current RISD freshman, created a mural approximately 20 feet by 13 feet, showcasing eMoney’s mission and culture, icons selected by eMoney staff, and images central to Rhode Island. Bill Burg, eMoney Advisor’s Creative Director, said “We wanted to hire an up-and-coming artist local to Rhode Island. We really liked Lizzy’s work because it’s expressive and fun and connects to the eMoney brand. The only direction we supplied was to include the eMoney logo and icons that represent the company. The rest was up to her. She provided us with a few sketches, and we ended up selecting a concept that’s similar to what you see today. It’s inspiring to look at the mural because each time you find something new.”
Lizzy Sour’s work has been seen in the Dirt Palace windows, at Paris + Friends pop ups, at Providence Field Day, around the streets of Rhode Island and Los Angeles, and she has a brand new mural in AS220’s recently reopened bar. In addition to large scale murals, Lizzy also creates apparel, protest signs, and a variety of other work. You can check out more of Lizzy’s work on Instagram or on her website.