Making art is a process, and displaying the art is part of that. The way in which art is shown can contextualize the piece and enhance the viewers’ experience with it. And when the process starts with an exercise of first amendment rights, that’s even better.
Years ago, the After School group created a large paper mache narwhal named Andy (get it? Andy Narwhal. We slay ourselves). A few weeks ago the kids got together and created and signed a petition to let Andy fly. What? Narwhals don’t have wings! Perhaps not, they said, but if a paper mache pizza can fly, then so can Andy.
This week the group devised a setting for Andy to fly in and displayed it as an installation. We think it’s pretty brilliant!