“For this work I, along with help of our Atlanta community, will cover the front façade of an unoccupied downtown Atlanta building with vibrant synthetic flowers. These flowers will move together to create the form of an SMPTE pattern. The patterned floral will be roughly 15ft. long and 28ft. wide, covering the outside of a vacant building in the historic Fairlie-Poplar district. Synthetic flowers are a recognizable, ubiquitous material with a soft and elaborate texture.
The theme of ELEVATE 2014 is Social Cities; in order to make the work and invite community engagement, I will adhere thousands of synthetic flowers onto rolls of landscaping garden mesh, with the help of the Atlanta community at various “Flower Knitting Circles.” In order to expand my reach and invite other communities to engage.”