We believe the arts are a crucial tool to help transform and build happy and healthy communities. In early 2018 we asked the community to help us choose our next community-wide public art project. Through a public voting process the Community Cubes was selected and has become the core of our community arts programming.
At many festivals and neighborhood events, we asked the people to use a personal object, something they carry everyday, to make an impression in a slab of clay. Each object was gently pressed into the clay until hundreds of impressions were made. The slabs were taken back to our studio to be cast using a polymerized plaster and assembled into cubes.
These cubes will soon be placed at bus stops throughout the city to serve as benches and to represent the communities that helped make them. Each bench is a fascinating look at the daily ephemera of our lives, and simultaneously reflects our individuality and our