Art in the Open 2018
For Art in the Open, I was interested in looking at the visual textures of the Schuylkill River Trail. Over the course of three days, I printed fabric engaging three distinct aspects of the park: the fauna (grass, cherry blossoms, and leaves), the cement path, and the railroad. Each was printed utilizing different techniques: the grass/ cherry blossoms using a monoprinting process; the cement path using ink rubbings; and the railroad using the dyes of the natural rust on metal.
The artwork created during AiO explored the history of the park by highlighting the juxtaposition between a groomed public space and the neighboring, deteriorating industrial facility. As city dwellers, we often encounter these artificial divides.