I was honored to receive a grant for community arts from Bronx Council on the Arts earlier this year, (2022), and worked with two new partners – Morris Park Community Garden & Morris Park BID (Business Improvement District) to work with residents of my local community to create a crocheted paracord art installation along the fencing of the community garden on Sacket Ave, Bronx!
I really love my neighborhood and am always trying to find ways to make it look more beautiful and creative in a way that enhances the surroundings.
So when this years glorious Spring weather came upon us, I got out my 1,000 foot spools of paracord, huge plastic crochet hooks, chairs and feather banner and waited for eager participants. I really didn’t have to wait that long. And over the course of the following eight weeks or so we came together as a group of twenty people and sat down and worked on our flowers, vines, butterflies, dragonflies, tulips, and one bird to ziptie onto the fencing. With a finale of togetherness and a potluck we celebrated our beautiful achievement. We covered a lot more of the fence than I expected so it is a huge win-win, especially as the garden is undergoing a renaissance. If you live around Morris Park, please consider volunteering at 1000 Sacket Ave, Bronx NY 10462, Instagram – morrisparkcommunitygarden.
Sacket Ave has quite a bit of traffic as it is a one way short cut to East Tremont Ave, and it is a very wide street, so walk by, drive by and have a look at our work! The Photo album below is a celebration honoring the participants who made this installation!