Thursday, September 17, 2009

"We Speak" Art Project

I love to see an art project that begs you to figure out "why?". I have driven downtown several times....I have seen this wonderful visual display and for one reason or another, did not stop and figure out what it was about. But, NOT TODAY! I fought the traffic...parked illegally...and read the simple banner below to understand how wonderful I found this art display. If you don't want to read the whole banner...here is the jest... "We Speak" is a series of 50 paintings created in 2009 by 50 teens. Each teen was asked to complete the phrase "I ______", using a word which best represented what they would express to all Chattanooga and its visitors. Using mirrors each teen drew or painted his or her mouth articulating that word. When hung together the paintings create a building that "speaks" words of empowerment.
How cool! What was once an unused building....is now a four story building of positive affirmations. Now that is empowering! Love it.

1 comment:

Utah Grammie said...

That is cool! It's wonderful that we are allowing our young to express themselves..and in more appropriate/beautiful settings than graffiti :-)