Category Archives: Artists/Art Projects

Mt. Everest-8848 Art Project I

        More than 4,000 climbers have surmounted Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest peak that is located in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. Although one would assume that the act of climbing Mt. Everest implies a certain respect for nature and … Continue reading

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Reverse Graffiti

Reverse Graffiti is a very cool art form that takes a hint from the cars with “wash me” written in the dust on windshields. Artists, instead of applying paint to a wall, will scrub away the thick layers of pollution … Continue reading

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“Drinking Water Running through the Streets”

Water is a fundamental aspect of our very existence. It permeates through every piece of our lives—it lies in our food and drink, it is the driving force behind our hygiene, it makes possible the creation of nearly all of … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Mierle Ukeles

Mierle Ukeles is a fascinating artist, and has been the resident artist of the New York Department of Sanitation since the 1970s. Let me repeat, she is the artist-in-residence of a sanitation department. Such an interesting feat could only be … Continue reading

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Edgar Heap of Birds’ Native Hosts Project

Have you seen the series of signs on Pitzer’s campus? What do you think they are saying to you? This is a question I have been asking to myself and many other visitors who are willing to challenge themselves and … Continue reading

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Judy Baca and The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Born and raised in Watts, California, Judy Baca is a Mexican-American whose work shows a clear interest in the connection between social justice and the arts. Growing up, she felt a disconnect between the venues for art and accessible spaces … Continue reading

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