Climate Justice Community Garden: Crash Course and Public Mosaic Installation

Original Design
Original Design

Cutting out clay
Cutting out clay

Deep Listening
Deep Listening

Original Design
Original Design

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Bird Rock Alley Art

This is the beginning formation of Bird Rock Alley Art, an alley behind my house that will soon be populated with community mosaics relating to environmentalism. This first part of the mosaic addresses climate justice. After spending half a year at Harvard studying climate justice, I organized family members from the community to visit and engage in a crash course on and discussion about climate justice. 

The age range consisted from 8-86, with backgrounds in science, business, art, journalism, and so on. Through education and facilitating questions, I taught community members about the pillars of climate justice and then had each community member stamp words of reflection into the clay. These are pictures of what came from this community mosaic.

Lead Art Prep Assistant at Santa Clara University's de Saisset Museum

Exhibition #1 - Gold Rush Vinal
Exhibition #1 - Gold Rush Vinal

Vinyl I made for Gold Rush
Vinyl I made for Gold Rush

Art Prep Team
Art Prep Team

Exhibition #1 - Gold Rush Vinal
Exhibition #1 - Gold Rush Vinal

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Working as a Lead Art Prep

I worked as the Lead Art Prep Assistant at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University for four years. My duties were to help create, design, and install the quarterly exhibitions in the museum. There are three galleries in the space. I helped with numerous instillations and MC'd/organized for the yearly College Night events, bringing the community together to experience a night of creative art making. 

Working as an Art Assistant for Contemporary Madness

Contemporary Madness Public Works

Mom Next to Sevitta Columns
Mom Next to Sevitta Columns

Close-up
Close-up

Bird Rock Bench
Bird Rock Bench

Mom Next to Sevitta Columns
Mom Next to Sevitta Columns

Contemporary Madness works to beautify the community of La Jolla and the greater San Diego region. The main projects I assisted in were:

  • A medallion for La Jolla High School placed at the original entrance of the school

  • A large donor wall for the remodeled YMCA near La Jolla Shores

  • The La Jolla Firehouse wall dedicated to the firefighters across from La Jolla High School. 

  • Columns at Sivita Housing Complex in Mission Valley.

  • Columns at the La Jolla Presbyterian Nursery School

  • Mermaid mosaic dedicated to a woman who passed away at La Jolla High School

  • The benches of Bird Rock

Splatter Club's Beautification Projects

The beginning box.
The beginning box.

This electrical box is located in Pacific Beach next to Belmont Park. It is the first box that Splatter Club ever painted. The box was beach themed.

The first step
The first step

Whitney and Stephanie are painting a base coat on the box.

Stephanie, Whitney, and I finished
Stephanie, Whitney, and I finished

The beginning box.
The beginning box.

This electrical box is located in Pacific Beach next to Belmont Park. It is the first box that Splatter Club ever painted. The box was beach themed.

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Splatter Club Bio

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In ninth grade, my friend and I had a desire to create a club where students at our school could be given the opportunity to beautify the city around them through community service art projects. So we discussed the club over the summer and in tenth grade we created Splatter Club. We completed three electrical boxes in Pacific Beach, painted a mural at La Jolla High School, and participated in the Chalk La Strata in Little Italy. 

 

 

Our logo
Our logo

We decided to draw our logo in the sand before we created the labyrinth because we wanted people to know what clubs were participating in this.

Interact Club was also represented
Interact Club was also represented

Our team
Our team

Our logo
Our logo

We decided to draw our logo in the sand before we created the labyrinth because we wanted people to know what clubs were participating in this.

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Interact Club at LJHS

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Splatter Club enjoyed giving back to society in other ways as well. We collaborated with Interact Club at La Jolla High School and created four candle-lit labyrinths at Law Street Beach to raise money for a project called the Tijuana Home Build. Members of Interact Club journey down to Tijuana to build a house for one impoverished family. With the help of Splatter Club, this club was able to raise enough money to pay for all the supplies to build this home. 

Painting the helmet
Painting the helmet

Tracing the viking
Tracing the viking

Our technique for this mural was to project and image of a viking and trace it in black paint.

Our signatures
Our signatures

Painting the helmet
Painting the helmet

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LJHS and Outside the Community

 

When we first started this club, our main goal was to beautify anything we could get our hands on. Although it was hard to find art projects around the school, we ended up being given the opportunity to paint the weight room at our school. 

As our club became more active we decided that we needed to give all the money we raised to a charity. So we chose ARTS. This is an organization that promotes teenagers who have had a troubled life to create art as a healing process.

Belize Mission Trip Mural

Painting with the kids
Painting with the kids

In the process painting
In the process painting

The team of helpers
The team of helpers

Painting with the kids
Painting with the kids

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Leader of a Mural Painting Project

Traveling to Belize on a week-long mission trip opened my eyes to the hardships that exist within this world. On my trip I visited a home for abused children and led the kids to paint a 60 foot mural on the side of their dormitory.