Spectacle's vinyl record artworks


by Chris Wangler

January 13, 2021

Waltham artist Shawn Laswell, also known as Spectacle, dropped by our studio Monday with three of his vinyl record artworks as gifts.

Currently his work is on display at the Waltham Public Library with works by four other artists.

Shawn, whose mom is Waltham artist Donna Laswell, specializes in applying acrylic paint to old vinyl albums using a variety of methods, including dripping.

He has displayed his work on utility poles around Waltham. Sometimes they’re taken down, sometimes they’re left up.

“The goal is to give sound new life,” he said.