This stencil drawing was inspired by my recent move back to New York City. I've always been drawn to how much of people's private lives are readily visible in a city where public spaces are a part of everyone's home. The idea evolved from seeing the parallels and differences in people's postures and experiences while sharing the same space.
I used the park bench as a unifying element, like lines on a paper, and placed the different people I have seen sitting on those benches as the words. In the piece they share similar postures or activities but also demonstrate different circumstances to make a statement.The margin houses the marginalized, the people that too often are viewed as a part of the colorful and freeing life you can live in New York when they are really examples of the underlying injustices in our society.

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