In the fall of 2008 I was invited to be an artist-in-residence at Westminster High School in Atlanta to develop a unit on Art and Community. Throughout the six-week residency I guided the students in the conceptualization and articulation of an artistic project of their own design that would articulate their feelings about being inside their privileged “Buckhead Bubble”, a wealthy area in the city. The project topic itself was a product of collaboration and brainstorming about social issues of concern to the students. We practiced metaphorical thinking, constructed preliminary models to test construction feasibility, and decided to create an outdoor painted piece and performance of their choice. The students later brought their own brand of graffiti to the Westminster campus with the intention of provoking a conversation about who is in and who is out of the bubble they feel so bound by.

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