As Artist in Residence for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), I worked with REiMAGINE ROCKLAND and as a team with Annis Sengupta, Senior Arts and Culture Planner to develop a creative placemaking project to engage the community in a downtown revitalization effort.
The Sole of Rockland used participatory art to recall the history and inspire new thinking about the future of Rockland’s Union Street commercial district. I developed the concept and design for an art cart, modeled after a shoeshine cart where residents and visitors highlight the most valued downtown places on a map, and create unique watercolor footprints. Some footprints were turned into stencils and painted on the sidewalks at Rockland’s favorite places. Some footprints were hung in an empty storefront window. We worked with Rockland High students to hang the art and paint the shoeprint stencils. Click here for more information!