Project Description

Russell Hamilton | Click on image for more details

Artist Statement Creatively collaborating with children is always rewarding and just plain fun. I worked with children from New Village, an affordable housing development in south Minneapolis. As we explored together the concept of home, the kids emphasized the basic need for a physical structure that provides security and consistency. Here’s where a child builds a sense of self and establishes a foundation from which to leap confidently into the world. The images we created reflect the dreams and realities of these kids-their origins, family and friends, even the earth itself, which is, after all, everyone’s home. Thank you, Family Housing Fund and Ta-coumba Aiken, for this opportunity to artistically address affordable housing concerns. Congratulations on 20 years of success. And peace.