Scaped Senses, by Nicola Parente and Tami Moschioni, 2017
“Scaped Senses” , an outdoor temporary civic art installation in Houston’s Near Northside located at 3517 Irvington across from Moody Park. We invited the community to participate in our family art workshops to create poetic, painted PVC grasses which align walking paths. Visitors traveled the labyrinth to a monumental, woven basket sculpture. The artistic team of Tami Moschioni and Nicola Parente created a meditative, healing, color field, art installation embracing cultural diversity and weaving community. The results? Over 300 community volunteers made Scaped Senses possible. Community workshops created over 1,700 painted PVC grass strands that surrounded the labyrinth. Over 600 feet of recycled vinyl signs were painted by YES Prep East End art students with art instructor Michael Healey. The painted vinyls were woven into the central sculpture basket by community volunteers.
“Scaped Senses” was a site specific installation funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, in partnership with fiscal sponsor Fresh Arts, Avenue Community Development Corporation and WITS Writers in the Schools.
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