Blog / 2018 / Believing in Yourself (Maybe Too Much) (But Probably Just Enough)

August 3, 2018

The piece I’ll be creating is part of an exhibition put together by Make Room. The organization is commissioning 11 artists to make art about the rental housing crisis in America. Participating artists are Cathy Abramson, Charis Ammon, Hermes Berrio, Angela Faz, Lola Lovenotes, Amol Saraf, Shani Shih, Rachel Sousa, Kim Testone, and ZYNB as well as me!

From August 11th through 13th, we will be in DC painting on fiberglass doors. A month later, from September 13th through 28th each of these doors will be installed in 11 different locations throughout DC to celebrate National Month for Renters. The 11 doors represent the 11 million households living one paycheck away from losing their home.

My piece will depict the narrative of a neighborhood overrun by construction and corruption. Specifically, it will show the story of the north Pearl of Portland, Oregon, where I lived before moving to New Jersey. This video talks about the piece I’ll be making.

For more about my application-to-acceptance ratio, check out this post. The footage of me working on the Kirk Reeves mural comes from Ifanyi Bell’s film which you can watch here.

UPDATE

October 1, 2018

You can see the full making of my door here, and you can see the pieces installed in Washington here!

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