I am incredibly proud and happy to have been a part of a such a large scale project that so many people were able to experience over the last couple months, and which from the start aimed to engage it's audience in a socially responsible way- from the weekend crowds to the many students that were brought through during the weekly tours- bringing attention to blight in the city, telling the history of that place and the people that once were apart of it, while also transforming it into an inspirational, visual narrative, the whole time remaining free and open to the public. It's exactly what I look to do with my work and am pushing to keep moving forward in the direction of large scale public art projects.
The wonderful Scott McKibben took these portraits of me with my two pieces.
One of my students, Alivia, is collaborating on two projects with me for Prospect 3 in New Orleans. We are creating pieces about her paper birds to be turned into public installations. Here's some sketches in the works, stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!