About the Project
Shining Strong, Shining Bright is a public light art installation in Dorchester, MA. Pictured is one of four panels that I have made for the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation in anticipation of a 13-block eco-friendly, transit-oriented, and affordable housing development. The artwork is a result of several conversations with the community, and hopes to lift up the themes and ideals that came out of those discussions. We hosted an official opening ceremony / event for the project.
At a time when the equity-related impacts of climate change are on the minds of all Americans, the art focuses on the increasingly important themes of cherishing nature and celebrating the diverse community that lives around Codman Square. Each panel features these themes at a different scale – the smallest being a leaf and the largest being traditional triple-decker houses. The panels were created with extensive community engagement – everything from the technique and theme, to the designs, was chosen and created with community input.
A huge thank you and shoutout also goes to Sewphisticated Fabrics in Dorchester (and Somerville and Natick) for donating the fabric that made this project possible.