Client: University of Maryland and Barrie School
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $10,000
Acrylic on canvas and serigraphy on canvas. 4×12 ft each. A tent-like awning printed from the original art which was produced in workshops.
The goal was to build awareness of global refugeeism, not just from war, famine, and poverty, but also climate change. The participants were asked to consider: How do we define a sense of refuge? Can we create a sense of unity in art, a commonwealth, that translates from visual art to society? How can art collaboration help strengthen our civil society?
This was an intergenerational project completed with a university, a school, and an eldercare facility. The project culminated with a picnic with solar cooking and printmaking demonstrations and celebration of the public art installation.
We also printed market bags in order to fundraise for refugee students.