The Witness, 2021

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The Witness, Photo Illustration for Diversity Plaza, Queens, NY
Photo illustration showing The Witness installed at Diversity Plaza, in Jackson Heights.

I’m excited to kick off a new project sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts! 

This fall, I’ll install a modular, portable sculpture that will be on view for three days, in three public plazas throughout Queens. This will be my first time working outdoors in NYC.

I’ve designed an innovative armature for the work that will make installation fast and easy. The sculpture is comprised of eight individual units, made from second-hand clothing and wood, allowing for multiple configurations.  Several times a day, I’ll work with an assistant to change the arrangement, adding a performative element to the project. 

I hope to engage with people from all walks of life and in particular, reach those who are underexposed to contemporary art. Perhaps commuters and passersby will see the work and become curious. Those who provide feedback may feel like they have influenced the work (and perhaps they will). I hope this approach will instill a sense of connection to the project and by extension, a sense of connection to Queens.

You can learn about a related project here www.covidnineteenmemorial.org 

The Witness, Clothing Sculpture, 2021, Schematic Drawing
Schematic Drawing of The Witness (default configuration)

This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.