First Shown: The Andrew Freedom Home (Bronx, NY)
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"The Bronx Artist Documentary Project" is a borough-wide collaborative...
Year: 2011 First Shown: Bronx Sole (2013) @ Bronx Art Space (Bronx, NY)
“Foot Traffic” attempts to discover a person’s personality through the stances and styles motioned with their feet in public spaces similar to how a strong handshake can allude to a person’s level of confidence. By focusing on a person’s feet, a body part that is often hidden and low to ground but is contradictory decorated with symbols, paints, and ornaments to draw attention, the subtle language of these lower extremities translate the innate emotions and personal statements that individuals everywhere exhibit both consciously and subconsciously through their feet in relation to their environment.
First Shown: Bronx Sole (2013) @ Bronx Art Space (Bronx, NY)
“Foot Traffic” attempts to discover a person’s personality through the stances...
Skate the Bronx
“Skate the Bronx” photo series is a portrait documentation of various skaters visiting a fully functional skateboard installation designed for the community at large at The Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) by participating artists: Jeanine Alfieri, Elena Bouza, Melissa A. Calderon, Patricia Cazorla, Xavier Figueroa, Valarie Irizarry & Nancy Saleme during the park's opening.
Portraits of Bomba Yo is mini portrait project showcasing the the participants of Bomba Yo at The Andrew Freedman Home.
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The Squares of Union Square
"The Squares of Union Square" is a play on words exercise made to discover how location and a particular shape unite a population in a place of congregation. Photographed for nearly eight months, this 1x1 format series uses several themes of man-made signage, buildings, merchandise, and personal interaction with squares to reveal how squares connect us to each other and the things we leave behind.
"The Squares of Union Square" is a play on words exercise made to discover how location and a particular shape unite a population in a place of congregation....
Year: 2012 - (Ongoing)
Sanctuary: A place of refuge and safety; a natural reserve; or a holy place such as a temple or church.
"Park Sanctuaries" is a series started in December 2012 as an attempt to answer this definition within the not so famous but abundant park offices and neighboring structures that are found in almost every New York City park. While the concept of these park offices as religious sites may seem foreign in the traditional sense, the consistent similarity of architecture of these structures act as spiritual monuments that safeguard the park land, preserving its nature within the surrounding community, and provide a place of rest for visitors on a daily basis.