WOODROW COLLECTIVE: Joan Biddle, Hannah Kirkpatrick, and Kristi Totoritis
ABOUT THE WORK:
Neon Treehouse is a site specific installation originally created in response to 1708 Gallery’s Annual Exhibition InLight Richmond, located in Richmond’s historic Monroe Park.
AWARDS: InLight Richmond People's Choice Award
ARTIST STATEMENT: After the Civil War, Monroe Park became part of the rebuilt, newly gentrified Richmond. To this day the expansion of the university and the encroaching construction demonstrate the city’s pursuit of creating an idealistic park, without the burden of the homeless population that currently occupies the interior. Today, Monroe Park is a source of respite; a place to sit in the shade of the trees and consider home. Much like a tree house is a sanctuary, Monroe park is a safe place to rest for those without a place to go.