Homeland Security Garden
Before and After images demonstrating how the artist makes artworks from the items that individuals contributed.
Rather than simply laying out or arranging the contributed items, the artist made an artwork about each of the people involved in the project. The artist worked individually with the raw materials contributed by each participant. After reviewing the materials and based on interviews conducted, the artist proceeded to envision and create a emergency kit artwork which reflected the qualities of each particular individual. At times a number of the contributed items were used. At other times the artist would use only a single item as the base for the artwork or in some instances none of the items were used directly, but ideas from the items became the basis for the particular artwork about that person.