Story Leaf Project
2000-2001
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts commission. Rice Park, St. Paul. Five days: May 29 – June 2, 2001. Collaboration with The L’artivist Group.

We worked with 190 elementary school children from three public schools to choose “defining moments” from their lives and depict them on giant leaves, which were mounted in Rice Park for the duration of the Ordway’s Koch International Children’s Festival. The costumed L’artivist group interacted with festivalgoers and decorated sidewalks, as well. These “harvested” stories from mostly Hmong and Hispanic children gave them a powerful visual presence at the Festival.

Laurie Phillips fine arts  |  651.225.0858  |  laurie@lauriephillips.net