The vision for this public art project is to transform our “main street” spaces into literal windows of understanding; spaces in which the community can learn about the positive strides being made by local organizations around a wide array of social justice issues that don’t make daily headlines. Windows of Understanding is a creative, community-building response to the negativity and hate being perpetuated in today’s media landscape. Our belief is that through visual language, artists can communicate methods of understanding in powerful ways that cut across cultural boundaries.
Now in its third year, over 20 non-profit organizations will be paired with an artist facilitator to create an original work of art that answers the question: "How do we see through hate?". The works will be on display at venues throughout New Brunswick and Highland Park, NJ from January 20- February 29, 2020.
Students worked in groups on cross-hatching techniques and created their own creatures mixing animal, human, and machine-like parts. In addition to creating creatures, Drawing 2 students created a world in which these creatures live and interact. Some can be seen doing human-like activities like playing volleyball or even playing a violin. The juxtaposed characteristics of the work related to the theme of Surrealism and letting the unconscious mind roam free. You can find these works and more in the A-Wing 1st floor.