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.