Monday, November 7, 2011

She is keeping the 99% warm

Yesterday two of my on going project, Let's take a walk & My favorite Grandmother converged into one.
At the end of Let's take a walk #24, a friend who happen to be very familiar with Zuccotti Park, led me to
the knitting grandmother, Everyday for the last 39 days Marsha has been knitting for Occupy Wall Street. With the weather turning colder the people living in the park will be very happy to wear her knitted gloves, hats and leg warmers.
Marsha's grandmother taught her to knit, now she is teaching her craft to her 16 year old granddaughter as well as to the people in the OWS. Inspiring. Donation of yarn welcome. You know where to find her.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Camp Omi The children's stories

During my residency at Art Omi I had the opportunity to meet and work for a day with the children of Camp Omi
I told the children one of the many stories of my grand mother, then I invited the children to draw and write a story about or from their grand mother. Some were very eager to share and perform the tale they had written and so an impromptu show and tell took place. Some children chose to give me their drawings as a thank you gift.

Some children worked on their stories...

.... others took a break