Hand Made Story Lab

Creative Aging Engagement Program
Project commissioned by the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
With participants from Sirrine Adult Day Health ServicesOakwood Creative CareFellowship Square Senior Living-Mesa and Mesa Active Adult Center

Cardboard, various fabrics and nets, paints, and papers

Every older adult participating in this project begins with the same faceted geometric form. By adding layers of tactile 2- and 3-dimensional materials and forms, participants sculpturally modify and transform this foundation form and its surface.  Each resulting artwork presents a unique history of overlapping marks and personal gestures whose materiality hovers between image and sculpture.  A video component forms a record of the moments of creativity that every artist encounters regardless of age, and of associations awakened during the creative process. Click here to view more videos.

Session Documentation