Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience

On view: September 8.2020

Installed in the Lower Atrium Gallery, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience, is a project directed by artist Christina Foard consisting of up to 800 - 5 inch square works of art created by a large number of participants from students to community members. Using the theme of resiliency, these multiple small works tell individual stories and the collective story of recovery and strength.

Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience began in the spring of 2018 when Christina Foard partnered with UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. Investigating conversations about resiliency of ecosystems, the project receiving funding and a donation of 5 inch square wooden supports.  This project grew to include participants, from UGA undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty, students from Clarke County School District, Oconee County School District, and private schools, as well as community members in the Athens area. Stories of personal resilience are expressed in many different forms on the 5” squares, with visual symbols of hardships, growth, hope and acceptance. Using multiple materials and media, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency, includes sculptural applications, drawing, painting as well as audio.  The project can be viewed and experienced at the Imagination Squared website.

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