New York City Banner Drop

Project Description

During my time at Mayday, a three story building in Brooklyn New York designated as the art hub for The People’s Climate March, I had the pleasure of meeting many different organizations and people. While juggling the scheduling and running of 10 different art spaces via a website I designed for The People’s Climate March I still managed to run street art teams, create large scale art and deploy direct actions. In the midst of the perceived chaotic hurricane of art creation amidst a hundred organizations I find solace in the middle of these storms of creation and find these times very calming.

Word got to Uprose and NYC Environmental Justice Alliance that my skills were in the house and I happily accepted the 2 large scale banner projects as an opportunity to flex on behalf of my people in Black Mesa. My grandmother herded sheep and cattle via horseback on our ranch and weaved some of biggest Navajo rugs to support 9 children as a single parent. Multi-tasking and going large in process is in my literal blood. 

During deployment of these three story banners there was access to residents and building maintenance to overcome the vent issues that occurred. There’s an indescribable feeling when you get up that big and your work is deployed prominently in one of the most recognizable skylines in the world with the roar of hundreds of thousands of people in New York. I hope every artist gets to know those emotions and feelings at least once in their lifetime.

Many thanks to the people involved in all aspects of this banner drop. After 2am the night before you see who the real ones actually are…. much love and may thanks to my friends that helped pull this off. I am quite sure I owe you a few beers, come find me 🙂

Project Details

Client: Uprose & NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Tags: Banners, Design, Environment, People's Climate March

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