Saturday, October 22, 2011

When the waters rise

My map in progress.

For the past couple of months I've been trying to find a work-around for an idea I have for a series of embroidery pieces. Thanks to Elsie, I finally have an idea on how to transfer the maps I want to use. My ultimate goal is to create a bit of activist art by using embroidery and other materials to depict flood risk in newly built areas.

Turns out I'm not the only one with this idea. Last week, Grist ran a piece on Eve Mosher's public art project that marked areas of NYC that would be submerged if sea levels rise. I love the idea and have already come up with ways I'd love to work (for AR) with Mosher. Check out what she's trying to do.

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