What Becomes

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What Becomes is a pop-up community sculpture project uses clay to uncover our city, one story at a time. With support from the Fulcrum Fund of the Andy Warhol Foundation, we ran free public sculpting events across the Albuquerque.

On Sunday, April 30th, 2017 we set up a sculpting station on the shared patio between Zendo Coffee and Sidetrack Brewing in downtown Albuquerque. From 8:00am to 9:00pm, we converted 350 pounds of clay into a large-scale community sculpture with the help of 48 participants of all ages.

Our collaborative team ran a three-hour workshop at Harwood Art Center’s 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. A few hundred participants of all ages transformed 300 pounds of clay into sculpture over the course of three frenzied hours.

On May 5th we celebrated an exhibition of this Ephemeral Stack in an unfired state along with glazed sculptures from our first workshop back at Harwood Art Center. The What Becomes exhibition also highlighted individual works from each of the four artists on our collaborative team.

On December 4th, 2016, our team led a workshop for six youth and three adult mentors at the New Day Life Skills Academy. New Day is an organization that provides housing and social services to youth between the ages of 11-24 who are experiencing homelessness.