Community Art Projects > INSIDE OUT & UPSIDE DOWN

Designed & led by Evelyn Rydz
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
2007

Inspired by how architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro incorporated the sea and sky into the design of the museum, children were invited to explore the building and then create their own inside-out, upside-down building models. Families were given a group of images photocopied onto shades of grey, green, and blue papers to represent the colors of the city, sea, and sky. The images were made up of patterns and shapes of the building and its environment. These picture papers were the material for creating collages bringing many elements together into new creations. For example, some children put a cloud inside the building or a part of the building into the water. The paper was twisted, ripped, folded, layered, taped, and then attached to the collaborative wall mural. The color tape was used as a tool to attach work to the wall as well as to extend images and connect the models to each other like an interconnected city map.