I have been making a lot of art for protests, marches and rallies since Trump was elected, so I thought I'd share some of my ideas with you. My hope is that marches will become so visually vibrant they will be impossible for the media to ignore. Signs are great but it's much more exciting to see an organized effort to make collective works of art.
I hope for this blog to be a resource for ideas and step-by-step instructions to inspire and demystify more collective art making for both seasoned and beginner artists and activists.
I have been working with an Arts & Activism collective that is part of GOBK (#getorganizedbk) a volunteer group of more than 6000 members that rose up in response to the election of Donald Trump. I designed this flower to be made out of easy to find materials, as sustainably as possible, so people from anywhere can make their own version. Lilly Handley, Marie Wagner, & Theresa Hong, from the collective made this DIY video. It's amazing what can happen when a group of strangers come together for common cause. I hope you will share it widely so flowers can march for the planet in every state, city and town. Another amazing DIY video came out of the group as well. If you would like to make an origami penguin to be part of a March of the Penguins for the upcoming marches follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-my9JNZarCY