CEC Artslink presents Publicly Creative: A Public Art Workshop. Public art is a fast-growing discipline with many unexplored opportunities for artists and communities. This workshop is a hands-on intensive introduction to the field, outlining resources, logistics, opportunities, and examples of successful collaborations. Recognizing artistic initiative as a valuable asset and a catalyst for a dialogue and transformation, we will explore how site-specific collaborations in varied cultural, geographic and political areas can influence business, social awareness and economic development. Encouraging close inspection of the particular issues faced by a specific New York community chosen by the participants, the workshop and the resulting public art work(s) will provide a unique platform for the participants and the public to explore and appropriate the city’s landscapes.

May 11, 2011

The Bronx is Here

I am ready to do this for our ceremony tomorrow. (Yikes)


Poster Board
Spray Paint
Xacto Knife and blades.


Possible sites for stencilling. I think this will work anywhere, but the sites that most appealed to me were the construction border at the corner of N Moore Street ( in front of my old place) and then a trail of my markers at intervals going to Bogardus Plaza. Definately one of my old pathways.


Poster Board $7.08
x-acto knife and blades $5.13
2 cans of spray paint $14.60

Total $30 - $40

I am looking forward to supporting in any way I can all the marvelous ideas that are percolating.

Also, belatedly, here are some process pictures from my last project "Mapping Greenways", commissioned by Sims Metal Management and in collaboration with Green Roofs (Sustainable South Bronx) - a 320 running foot mural interspersed with growing climbers throughout. I was the designer, manager and one of 8 muralists selected for the project. The work is on sheet metal and is cut to form a map of the Bronx River which lives near the site.


1 comment:

  1. i love this idea! i'd love to join you today possibly with some 'Brooklyn was here' maps in addition. what do you think? i can bring small copies and perhaps wheatpaste instead of stenciling...