We’re artists and in 2017 we brought marchers from the Women’s March on NYC together to make the mosaic mural, "Eyes of the World." It will be housed in the Neuberger Museum in NYC. In 2018 we’ll be creating a documentary on the mural and its' expansion during the 2018 march. In order to do this we need funding for filming and production. See our full story below.
We are Joanne and Bruce Hunter, lifelong artists and Pratt Institute graduates. We are creators of public art and owners of the Art Spot, a school of fine arts in Connecticut. In 2017 we asked marchers from the Women’s March on NYC to help us create the mosaic, “Eyes of the World.” It is a tangible and permanent piece of art built in the name of equality for all. The message of this mosaic reminds the United States government that our eyes are constantly watching to ensure policies embody human rights, advance civil rights, and promote the highest degree of equality. The marchers created this mural side-by-side crossing language, race, age, ability, gender, and socio-economic differences.
A full year later we are returning to the 2018 Women’s March to expand the “Eyes of the World” and celebrate it’s placement in the annex outside the Neuberger Museum in New York City. However, most excitingly, we are creating a documentary about the 4,000 marchers that worked on the mural in 2017 and the marchers who will expand it in 2018. The documentary is being produced by Emmy award-winner James Nicorolo and we need funding to make this happen.
In 2017 we heard some phenomenal stories and met inspirational people; women, aunties, nanas, men, and young people that gave us such hope for the future. We laughed, cried, commiserated, plotted, and most importantly we found a camaraderie. We need to share what we heard from them.
There was a peace to this process and everyone used their hands and hearts to build a positive remembrance of that historic day. We took the ugliness and injustice we saw in the world and transformed it into a beautiful piece of artwork.
To create this documentary we are working with 3 camera crews to capture footage of the 2018 march. We’re also documenting the marchers working on the expansion of “Eyes of the World”, the events leading up to the march and the installation of the artwork. Perhaps the most important and impactful footage will come from interviews with past marchers and new 2018 marchers. They’ll be asked what they felt while making the mural. They’ll be asked where they hope to take their personal resistance. They’ll be asked “What have your eyes have seen in the past year?”
They’ll be asked to tell their stories.
Over 4 million people in this country marched in January 2017. We are NOT going away. “Eyes of the World” and the stories of the people who made it are emblematic of both our collective beliefs and the course of action we will continue follow.
See "Eyes of the World" at the entrance to the Neuberger Museum, 33 W 42nd Street, NYC
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