#SignsofSolidarity

Posted on January 31 2017

On January 20, 2017 throughout Philadelphia & Atlanta artists and organizers are hanging large banners that display messages of love and inclusivity to stand in opposition to hate.

On January 20th, dozens of buildings across the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia will drop artist-made Signs Of Solidarity, large banners displaying messages of love and inclusivity to stand in opposition to hate and in protest of any and all that embolden divisiveness.I can't express enough how much I love this project and how thankful I am to the many people putting in countless hours to brighten the days and nights of everybody who comes in contact with these works of art.

No matter your race, gender, sexual orientation, these are for you. We are all here as one. We are all better when we are together.

With a week before the launch of this project I ran into Aubrie Costello at the Collective Action show and she invited me to be a part of it. I of course can't say no so my brain started to move in all directions to figure out what I could do in a short time span.

I had to think of the simplest message while thinking about the execution and the restraints that the building where these would be installed presented to me.

  • High up on the 3rd floor
  • Can't really be seen during the day
  • Needs to be lit up at night
  • Needs to be beneficial and not distracting to the people working inside the building.
  • The size of the windows don't necessarily allow for a continuous message in type

To me everything boils down to love. If your actions are not working for the love of yourself, your family, friends neighbors and strangers, you are doing it wrong. If you are then you are on the path to happiness.

You don't have to know any language to know what these symbols mean. They can also stand on their own separate from each other and still have a strong message.

LOVE

EQUALITY

HAPPINESS

Or together:

LOVE EQUALS HAPPINESS

 

Above is my small contribution to this large project, installed in Indy Hall in Old City, Philadelphia.


More info @streetsdept website.

Project curated by:

@xoaubriecostello

@streetsdept

@ericpreisendanz

 

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