2011 25' x 13' graffiti & paste-up

Site: H*Art Gallery of Tennessee (110 E Main St.)

Artists: Twenty-two Chattanooga Community Kitchen Clients & Sour One

Partners: Chattanooga Community Kitchen, H*Art Gallery of Tennessee, & Sour One

Description: In Mark Making workshops, twenty-two clients from Chattanooga Community Kitchen, an organization that serves Chattanooga’s homeless populations, transformed black and white photographs of themselves into thought provoking self-portraits.

Participants were asked to consider the question, “how can you make this photo look or feel more like you?” Using a combination of photos with the addition of marks and lines, the participants altered their self-portraits and then wheat pasted them into the “fill” area of the graffitied word “care”, created by Chattanooga-based street artist, Sour One. Care attempted to provoke sincere, un-clichéd dialogue about homelessness and create a space for the participants to challenge public perceptions of people who are homeless.