Over the past year, I have been contributing to This Place Has a Voice as one of the Cube Artists at Canal Park. I am creating panoramic drawings and animations of Southeast's urban spaces. Over several visits, I am exploring and drawing and discovering what makes them unique. I am meeting people and learning what connects them to this place.
The neighborhood around Canal Park is in flux. I am fascinated by its rapidly changing urban landscape and drawn to the open-ended, provisional and transforming nature of its construction. We all leave a mark on this place. It's no accident, it just looks like one.
A place is created, shaped and lived in many and varied ways by many people, as minutes, hours and years pass. If I spend enough time in one place, I see some things change and some things stay the same. The sun will sweep by, people will walk by, talk with each other, play, paint a mural, build a building, or tear it down. I see how everything has its own identity and spirit - a tree, a fence, a sign - and I see how it all fits together.
Selected works will be projected on the Cube nightly, starting after sunset and running until 11:30, from now until the September 20th event day. The Cube is located at the south end of Canal Park (M and 2nd SE).
You can view my animated drawings here:
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The art that is displayed nightly on the photographic cube is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates! Public Art Program. The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) serves as the administrator of the Cube project and is collaborating with the Canal Park Development Association.