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GO Raleigh Bus Shelter
photos by Teresa Moore
Crocus and hellebores flowers bloom at the end of winter and offer one of the first signs that spring is on its way. I developed this concept at the start of a global pandemic which coincided with a greater awakening to the injustices in America. People are facing a lot of unknowns. My hope is these ‘first flowers’ will remind us to seek the bright spots among the darkness.
Salvation Army Bus Shelter
Collaborated with The Kaleidoscope Project to makeover the bus stop in front of a Salvation Army Family Shelter. Our goal was a kid-friendly space that helps caregivers and kids connect during the necessity of waiting.
I hosted an art class with families staying at the shelter. We created mono prints and had free drawing stations. No prompt was given, just a simple demonstration and everyone could make whatever they wanted. Kids first created things they like—monster trucks, robots, dinosaurs, and a surfing pirate! Moms printed names, hearts, and handprints of their children. Over time portraits started to emerge, with siblings, with the dog someone wants some day, and of home.
The supplies were simple, the time investment was small, but the connections seemed big. All art was documented before everyone left, and some of it is incorporated in this bus stop installation. I hope those young artists get to see their work displayed for all to see.