Westside Box - 2015
One of a series of five public sculptures designed for my MFA thesis exhibition Open Inbox. Installed permanently in Athens, Ohio's Westside neighborhood.
Hand-carved sassafras, edition of 107 handmade invitations (serigraph, risograph)
Open Inbox is a series of five public sculptures, designed for five different neighborhoods. 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.