Skirted Summer Spirits
Skirted Summer Spirits is the first of a series of installations created in collaboration with fellow artist Tara Webb, some great friends and the community surrounding The East Park Revitalization Alliance (EPRA). They are an amazing organization working to revitalize the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood here in Philadelphia. One of the things they do is plant community gardens and orchards. This installation was at their orchard on the grounds of the Historic Woodford Mansion from June 1 – July 8 2013 when it moved to the EPRA garden on Ridge Avenue through August 26, 2013. It has been de-installed to make room for the Harvest Festival installation planned for October 2013.
Here are some pictures of us with friends, EPRA folks and community members building, installing and adding to it. What a joyful experience this continues to be!