Awesome Everywhere!

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


United Arab Emirates


United States

Alamance County, NC


Ann Arbor, MI

Asheville, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Bend, OR

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Buffalo, NY

Cass Clay

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Gloucester, MA

Indianapolis, IN

LA South Bay, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Madison, WI

Miami, FL

New York City, NY

North Minneapolis, MN

Northampton, MA

Northern Virginia (NOVA)

Oahu, HI

Oakland, CA

Oklahoma City, OK

Orlando, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Piqua, OH

Pittsburgh, PA

Plano, TX

Port Washington, NY

Portland, OR

Poughkeepsie, NY

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Rockport, MA

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

Tallahassee, FL

Twin Cities, MN

Washington, DC

Youngstown, OH

chasing the shadows

I want to chalk the shadows cast on the sidewalks of people, parking meters, signs, fire hydrants, telephone poles , bicycles (I especially love their shadows), trees, chairs, tables… whatever objects I find along the way that makes a shadow… from Boston through Cambridge along one main street - Mass Avenue.

I like make spectators into participants in the project by posing them. I’m somewhat amazed of how a most ordinary reticent person can get excited about being a part of a project like this.

Someone asked me today if I was making a sun dial and I thought in a way this whole proposed event is like one living breathing sun dial. It’s amazing to see how much the sun moves in such a short time and returning later how completely changed the shadows are. I feel that unlike a drawing that remains forever the same on paper, a chalk drawing on the pavement changes itself as its original shadow moves throughout the day.

Funded by Boston, MA (June 2013)