Produced as an intentionally temporary project for UrbanArt's 10 year anniversary in 2008, Memphis artist Greely Myatt's Cloudy Thoughts billboard enchanted passers-by with its fair weather clouds, fronted by half a dozen mounted thought bubbles. Because the sculptural elements were placed at a distance to the surface of the mural, they added a second layer of changing shadows to the work. The 14 x 48-foot work was fabricated in vinyl with metal attachments. Greely is known for his tongue-in-cheek humor and for producing works with a lighthearted note.
Greely Myatt's mural was chosen for the prestigious 'Public Art Year in Review' by Americans for the Arts as one of the top 40 works of public art produced across the entire United States that year. Greely also created Quiltsurround at Memphis City Hall, dedicated in 2009. His sculpture No Wonder is installed in the West Concourse of the Cook Convention Center.
In celebration of its 10th anniverary, UrbanArt commissioned 10 temporary public art projects in 2008. Other projects besides Greely Myatt's billboard were Dan Corson's light installation Emerald Aura and two murals, the Poetry Panels fence at 572 South Main Street and Anthony Lee's Modern Hieroglyph, both located across the street from each other at Central Station. Myatt's Cloudy Thoughts was deinstalled in 2009.