With access to recycled materials at the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago, each Camp Firebelly camper and studio team member muscled up to construct one letter. Two days were spent selecting materials, working with power tools and finally displaying the entire saying You Are Beautiful. These images document my contribution to the alphabet. The final letters will be featured in a Illinois based youth prison in a central area as a form of restorative justice through Project Nia.
The ongoing 10 year You Are Beautiful project and anniversary exhibition has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.