We set up a temporary gallery space in New York City with blank canvases. Titles accompanied each of the canvases and served as prompts for visitors to create visual works of art with friends and strangers.
Our goal was to bring together people of different backgrounds, cultures, ideas, beliefs, and skills to work together to transform blank canvases into original pieces.
Each canvas was paired with a unique title for participants to interpret however they wanted. Titles triggered memories for some and sparked new ideas for others.
Mediums of various colors, textures, and sizes were distributed around the room for collaborators to add to existing drawings or fill in blank spaces.
We asked participants to follow three simple rules when doodling: don’t draw obscenities, be respectful of other people’s artwork, and enjoy yourself!