Be A Seed
1,312 print Installation
Even though many were interviewed for this project, there were still many stories and voices that need to be heard. The installation piece was created to symbolically represent everyone that is homeless in El Paso. I discovered the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless works with multiple agencies to conduct a Point in Time Survey every year to gauge how many people in our area are with out a home. This year's snap shot counted 1,312 sheltered and unsheltered homeless in the El Paso County. What a number!
The Seed of Benevolence is about planting hope and what better image to use than the Star of Bethlehem? This flower is known as the flower of hope. The image to the left is the beginning stages of creating the screen to be used to create the 1,312 prints needed for the installation piece. One print was created for each person that is homeless in El Paso.
Family, friends and Eastwood students volunteered to be a part of the various components of the Seed of Benevolence project. Here students learned how to screen print and assisted in the printing of 1,312 prints! That is a lot of prints!