Public art, private awakening
Ed Woodham has spent years taking art out of the gallery and celebrating it on the streets of New York City. As the founder of Art in Odd Places (AiOP), he believes that art can jostle and awaken a public that is often “buried in their responsibilities.” During this talk he shares beautiful and delighting images of the work artists have displayed during the yearly AiOP festival. But Ed’s work to “awaken” took an unexpected turn when his mother was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy and eventually suffered a stroke, sending her into full-blown dementia. Without much thought about it, he put pencil and paper before his mother. The results were nothing short of astounding.
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