Jonathan Velardi's Flamingo Parade, left, along with artist proposals for the community gardens.
In 2010, my desire to turn the communal gardens into partial sculpture gardens was driven by aesthetic sensibility and municipal strategy: garden leases were up for re-negotiation with the city. Increasing the cultural value of the gardens (that already possess green and social capital,) decreases the chance of future demolition. I shared my MCAF grant with other artists, to realize art and events.
Space All Over: The Transient Village Green since 2008. All images copyright Anna Lise Jensen.