3-day Institute focused on transforming care for elders through creative engagement, Visual Arts Session
Fabric, paper, tape, furniture
Photos by Alonso Parra, courtesy of TimeSlips and Arizona Commission on the Arts.
90 participants came together to explore the visual elements of line and shape in relation to the language of gesture and the body. Pulling on brightly colored strips of fabric, we discovered the nuanced ability of lines in space to connect individuals and imaginations. Cutting and combining geometric pieces of paper, we used shape to insert a personal mark or place-holder within collaboratively built structures. Through the act of making we collectively re-imagined the space, asking along the way ‘Where are we? Where have we arrived at?’ Answers ranged from a spring fair to the top of a mountain.