Art of Community Building

“The Happiest Days of Our Lives #1 – 6” was created by Ann Weber and is made from cardboard boxes salvaged from the streets and grocery stores. The artist was inspired by the landscape of the San Pedro district of LA. She was also drawn on her walks to graffiti with its pointed letterforms and sweeping curves. She drew similar silhouettes on cardboard and blanketed them with strips cut from the found boxes.

Weber said of her work, “Cardboard allows me to make monumental yet lightweight forms. Ultimately my interest is expanding the possibilities of making beauty from a common and mundane material.”

Not that the materials are always mundane but often common, Weber’s artwork struck me as similar to asset based community development. What do you see?

Ann Weber’s artwork is displayed at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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