WORkshop ON THE STREET
Intervention / Public Art, 2017-ongoing
Shown at Socrates Sculpture Park, The Watermill Center, Leila Heller Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Kimmel Gallery, Repair the World, and commissioned by Times Square Arts to be shown in Times Square on Sept 7, 2017 and May Day, 2018.
Workshop on the Street is a participatory banner-making workshop created in collaboration with my sibling-led arts collective House of Trees, where the public is invited to create their own wearable protest gear with phrases made from colorful felt in the form of banners, sashes, capes, or badges. WOTS is empowerment through engaging in a creative act- we encourage visitors to respond honestly to their political and personal landscape through making with their hands. We use felt because it’s a ubiquitous material, found cheaply at any craft store in America. Workshop on the Street engages the community in social action through creating an inclusive, diverse, engaging environment- we always have a DJ present and have worked with JD Samson, Brujas, and Douze, among others.