Public Art Project
Values of Creating Safe Space
The Parade of Hearts (POH) is a community-based initiative that illuminates a pathway in which people can envision a new normal and bring healing to communities using artistic expression. After experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, and social justice tensions, interventions that center on healing, wellness, and community are needed.
POH is an art installation project featuring ten (10) five-foot fiberglass hearts designed by community members working with local artists. This restorative initiative will be a driving force for implementing change and transformation in predominately minority communities experiencing the greatest hardship.
Three figures on the heart is to depict participants from the community Zoom meeting. I selected three people. The color and face expression emphasizes solidarity from the neighborhood.
I added text and three hand icons from the discussion. There was a chance to share two values, a safe space and the answer was : Trust, Knowledge, Open communication, Authenticity, Grace, Patience, Inclusivity. I added the text because I want to honor the community's voice.