Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
The Windows Out project is a collaborative work that raises awareness; it exhibits the interconnectivity of art and life. Life offers infinite moments of art and beauty; seen and unseen. Imagination and community participation provide opportunities for individuals to be part of the process-to be the art. Through the community garden, the power of art is charged with a purpose towards action in the world.
Windows function as safe keepers, but are also the threshold that connect the interior with the exterior. The garden also serves as a vehicle of connection between private and public realms; it is a site where life flourishes and decays through natural cycles of time; an intangible connection between individuals is shared through refuge and reflection. Light nourishes the growth of plants and inspires transformation of individuals.
Santiago, Adrianna, "Windows Out" (2011). Art Practices MFA Theses. 40.