Awesome Everywhere!

United Arab Emirates


United States


Ann Arbor, MI

Asheville, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Buffalo, NY

Cass Clay

Chicago, IL

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Denver, CO

Gainesville, FL

Gloucester, MA

Key West, FL

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Miami, FL

Montclair, NJ

New York City, NY

Newburgh, NY

North Minneapolis, MN

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Oahu, HI

Oakland, CA

Orlando, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Piqua, OH

Pittsburgh, PA

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Poughkeepsie, NY

Pueblo, CO

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Rochester, NY

Rockport, MA

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

State College, PA

Tallahassee, FL

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)