Action Pact Boston, Visioning the Future (2022)
Collaboration with Boston's Green Ribbon Commission, The Experience Alchemists, and Boston Medical Center.
I was chosen among six artists to create ephemeral works of public art about climate change and resiliency. Among the Action Pact's six partner organizations and institutions across Boston, I chose to draw a charcoal mural at the Boston Medical Center (BMC). I pondered the idea of how climate change affects health care and wellness such as people's access to healthy foods, air quality, and accessibility to outdoor spaces. During the research phase, I learned about BMC's Rooftop Farm. The farm provides fresh food to patients, staff, and food pantry while also supporting the hospital's mission to increase green space and reduce energy use.
I decided to base my drawing off of this Rooftop Garden by showing people and plants growing together. The mural showed how nurturing plants and healthy foods contributes to mental and physical health. Life sprouted from the roots and grew with the flowers and leaves. The piece showed neighbors breathing, exercising, and communing while others nurtured this plot of land with fertilizing water. The window area peeked into the growth that happens within the BMC, showing that climate action influences how we appear on the outside and within. When we care for ourselves, we also have the capacity to care for others.
I drew the mural in one day from 8am-4:30PM on May 3rd, 2022.
FINAL MURAL: Remember to Water Your Care