Pillow Project - Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island and The Brooklyn Residential Center - 2008
The Pillowcase Project is an ongoing public artwork piloted with incarcerated girls at The Brooklyn Residential Center and Rose M. Singer Center on Riker's Island. This project is a collaboration with Danielle McDonald. Participants of this project are asked to illustrate their dreams onto pillowcases.They may interpret the definition of dream as fragmented visions they remember from their subconscious state, or as an aspiration for the future. These paintings represent the creative minds of young artists involved and are intended to share personal insight into a universal human experience. This is of particular importance with girls involved in the juvenile justice system, as it confronts viewers to consider youth as individuals rather than statistics.