We printed our lovely photos and showed them to the mural class who used them in their mural design sketches (which will show up on this blog soon). There were some great ideas: flames to represent the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, a spool of thread unwinding to symbolize history and the garment industry, a skateboarder jumping to show the L.E.S. today. I can't wait to see the mural.
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What is This? This blog is a part of an after-school digital photography and mural My New York model program at New Design High School.
Essential Question How can we interpret to re-invent?
Foundation Statement How do we learn history? How do the ways that we learn history change what we think about it? Which incidents become Important Historical Events? We will complete a commission for the Tenement Museum with Ben Rojas’ mural class. Working as professional artists, we will use photography to research neighborhood history and the museum. We will use our photographs as source material for a mural that will reflect the Lower East Side’s immigration story as well as the museum’s programs. The mural will be painted on several metal pull-down gates at the museum and shared on this blog!
After presenting the mural design to the museum, we will photograph the neighborhood’s immigrants and interview them about places that tell their stories.