We had such a good time yesterday with our guests from The Garage Youth Centers in Kennett Square and West Grove.
None of them had been to our space before so we briefly talked about Street Road and its history and introduced the teens to Kaori Homma via skype.
Since so much of Kaori's work has to do with questioning notions of east and west and challenging our perception of geographical reality, we looked at some unconventional maps as a group and some of our guests showed us where their families are from on this enormous inflatable globe.
We then introduced them to the aburi-dashi technique and spent most of the afternoon making invisible images using lemon juice, then dashing to the deck, where James had a fire going, to expose them.
We even got to roast some marshmallows.
These guys were such good guests and had really thoughtful questions for Kaori. We plan on showing their work, along with some of the amazing rocks we've been getting back, in a short-term spring exhibition, so stay tuned for details. In the meantime, here are some more pictures from our lovely afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came, to Kaori for sharing her work and knowledge with us and to Meggie and Lauren for driving!
Regular posts from Street Road - check for updates on our shows, our friendly but slightly menacing groundhogs, bees from nearby Stella Lou Farm, and our growing collection of river rocks altered by the artistically inclined from all over the world.