#ThrowbackThursday #Sculpture Showcases #Local #Community #Art

Hard to believe it has been seven years since this installation! One of the most fulfilling public projects I’ve ever been a part of.  If you didn’t get to see when it was up, take a look at all the photos on the original post!

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Mathilde Roussel’s ‘Lives Of Grass’ Installation Represents The Transformation Of The Body

Rochester Creates: Portraits- A Community Art Portrait Project

This past Saturday Stan and I had the opportunity to help assemble a community-made portrait sculpture made up of panels from almost 500 area residents and artists. Well, Stan helped build it and  I helped organize, hand out literature, and snap photos and video of the event. The sculpture was put together by fellow members of Art Esprit as part of the “Rochester Creates: Portraits,” a community art project aimed at getting the people of Rochester and the surrounding satellite towns to express what they see in themselves and those around them through portraiture.

We had a really great day weather wise and all of us felt such a rush as the sculpture came together. Below is the local paper story about the install and below are some photos I took. By the end I had taken 140 photos and about 120 vids of the event as the sculpture came together. I have much uploading and editing to do! The sculpture stays up until October 23rd, so if you are in Rochester, take the time to stop by the central square in downtown and take a look for yourself. Enjoy!

My friend Steph, who is also a member of Art Esprit(she got me to join), did a post about it as well. She posted a really good picture of her portrait and me holding mine.