MY LOVE SAN BERNARDINO
The project that served as the foundation for Blocks of Care.
This piece has taken on many forms and shapes as it has moved through different spaces, but the one thing that remains consistent is that this project hopes to be the catalyst for love to unconditionally ripple through our city.
Please scroll to get an insight in to the journey and creation of #MYLOVESANBERNARDINO || #MIAMORSANBERNARDINO
Set up a table at a plant sale at the Garcia Center for the Arts.
We took polaroid photos of people with their new plants AKA "plant portraits"in exchange for writing a few comments on a poster sheet about what city, home, and self meant to them.
THROUGH THIS EVENT, WE REALIZED THAT PEOPLE WERE EAGER TO TALK ABOUT ALL THINGS SB. WE WERE STILL NOT SURE WHAT WE WANTED TO ASK SO IT LED TO MOST OF OUR QUESTIONS BEING UNCLEAR AND A LACK IN PRESENTATION OF THEM. SO IT WAS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!
From this, came an idea for a card game. It made its way from a sketch to a table at the Garcia Center during an art walk.
The foundation of a space like San Bernardino revolves around 3 things: self home, and city. These three heavily influence one another, if one changes, it affects the movement of the rest. The goal of this is to start with small acts of kindness and watch as the outpour of love turns into a ripple effect across our city.First, it starts with the practice of self love, because as they say "you can't pour from an empty cup". This practice leads to love and care for the space in which you call home as well as the people who you consider to be your home. In response, the way you view your city and its surroundings will positively be affected.
There are three categories, each with its own set of questions and accompanying action card and gift for answering; self, home, and city.
-click on whichever word compels you the most.
-pick one or more questions and answer it.
-click on the accompanying gift after each word and action card.
After the art walk, we wanted a way to reach more people, so we took to social media! The idea was to occupy physical vacant spaces within the digital realm by creating digital murals that ask the viewers to interact with one of our questions.
SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSES: