Rachel Bliss, Philadelphia, PA
I love Jennifer’s collaborations because they really are about creativity not ego, Thanks! Leaves were created by children under the mentorship of artist Rachel Bliss while in residence at John Moffet Public Elementary School courtesy of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. Inspiration for leaf designs were a response to many lively discussions on the topics of human/nature food/industry child slave labor/fair trade/identity and the poetry of Naomi Shibab Nye.
Materials used in creating leaves included: fabric scraps, marbled paper, glue, acrylic, paint, sharpies, glue, acrylic paint, food wrappers, glitter, wax and thread.
Artists: Zahra, Giancarlos, Nazhua, Hector, Shai, Amir, Jude, Fatih, Salsabel, Maryiam, Elijah, Lamiah, Sundus, Dala, Freda, Haya, Roasalie, Hadeel, Serhat, Fatimah, Leiliane, Zamarit, Mandy, Kiana.