Designed jointly by Shira Walinsky and Ernel Maritnez, the Home Safe murals incorporate images, words, and concepts drawn from art and stories created by project participants.
This past weekend, journey2home was featured with a four-minute segment on “America’s News Headquarters.”
By: Ernel Martinez, Jared Wood Assisted by Rebecca Miller Special thanks to: Amir Casey, Marcus Boyd, Stephen Drain, Zack Lucas, Faris Bey, Devon Harrison, Nariah Harison, Eddia Wright Death of Access […]
By Ernel Martinez, Taji Nahl, and Classic Reinvention
Life’s Journey documents a one day performative workshop with youth at the Attic Youth Center highlighting items found along life’s path and what they represent to the traveler.
The kitchen or dining room table is often an icon in youth stories of home. It is a focal point for this installation, which will be used at key intervals in the project to take the story collecting on the road. The viewer is encouraged to take a seat at the table and respond to objects, listen to others’ stories and interact with others who might join the group.
In this installation, one in a series of works by Ernel Martinez, he visualizes content through a coding system that represents data and language. Youth were given the opportunity to purchase Items from local merchants that could be used for or were representative of home. The configuration of color bands reference games and maps, emphasizing the choices (and liberation) youth seemed to experience in the process.