YOUTH INSTALLATIONS : VARIOUS
I work with young people to collaboratively design and fabricate installation and sculpture throughout my practice, in and out of classroom environments. I design projects and curriculum with other disciplines such as science and tech, as well as building community partnerships and highlighting process.
Sea Change was a student-led multimedia installation project collaboratively produced with 18 middle school students and guest engineers, and conceived by 7th grader Sophie Nelson. The project was shown at Turning Point School’s STEAM Expo 2016. The project was also exhibited on Earth Day 2017 at Santa Paula Art Museum. More information about this multilayered project on Plastic Pollution Coalition’s blog.
Opposite Emotions was a 2-room multimedia installation, collaboratively produced by 8 teen girls 6-8th grade, together with Turning Point’s SmartLab instructor and students. Shown at STEAM Expo in 2015, the project is an immersive experience dealing with adolescent self-image and was an impacting artwork on many levels.
History on the Hill was a series of temporary site-specific art installations made by middle school students in 2017, investigating land formations and natural history, in partnership with State Parks rangers and archaeologist. The students’ artworks invited audiences to bring a native tree species “back to life,” see ships sailing on the horizon, identify landmarks, and learn about the past and present of the native Tongva tribe in the Baldwin Hills landscape.
Also shown are images from an Installation Art course at Alma D’Arte Charter High school in Las Cruces, NM which involved several temporary public installations.