Friday, March 19, 2010

International Festival 2010

(a poster I designed for the event)

International School Moshi invited me to participate in their day of International Mindedness last Saturday. I gladly joined forces with parents, local musicians, talented students, and teachers to celebrate the diversity of cultures represented within the school community (students of around 45 different nationalities attend the school). As a part of my contribution, I decided to embark upon a collaborative sculpture that could be built over the course of the event, and illuminate as a kind of closing ceremony. 

Throughout the afternoon, families stopped by the collaborative sculpture tent to write their personal wishes on a square paper, that was then folded into a balloon, and later hung and illuminated by the bulbs along the walls of the space.

By the time the sky grew dark, a group of little girls overtook the glowing interior of the space and deemed it their own fairy castle. 

At the moment I took this picture, I overheard the girl on the lower right say, "does that fit alright, Cinderella?"


  1. That's so cool! I can't wait to hear more about your awesome art/life adventures :)

  2. I'm not sure I believe that you've actually gone anywhere. These pictures all look like they could have been staged in Whetstone Park; perhaps you're faking this whole "world traveler" deal and really just hiding out at home. How would we know, Hannah...HOW WOULD WE KNOW??? (Well, I suppose one way to find out might be reading the words in your blog instead of just looking at the pictures, but I'm in a hurry right now with time enough only to look and not read, so I'll have to investigate this matter more a little later.)
    In the meantime, whichever you're doing...hiding out in Columbus or visiting another part of the world...I hope you're having fun.

  3. hannah i miss you! it looks like you're having such an amazing time and putting all your shiny energy (yes, shiny) into everything you do as usual. i'm sure everyone you meet is enchanted to know you.

    can i email you? what email address are you using? let me know. so much to catch up on! LOVE YOU!!!!