Oregon Hill Box - 2016
One piece in the ongoing series Open Inbox. Installed permanently in the Oregon Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.
Hand-carved cherry, edition of 100 handmade invitations (serigraph, risograph)
Open Inbox is a series of public sculptures, each designed for a different neighborhood. These sculptures are designed to function both as reverent monuments to neighborhood history and identity, and as functional community message boards and meeting points. At a time in our culture when traditional models of community are under threat, these sculptures provide neighbors a way to connect, communicate and construct shared identity.
This work was made possible by generous grants from CultureWorks in Richmond, Virginia, and the Ohio University College of Fine Arts.
Thanks to artist Brian Wysong who created custom-welded steel posts for this piece.