Peoplescape: a View of Albuquerque
Peoplescape: a View of Albuquerque is an 8 ft high dynamic art installation that integrated community members, local landscape, and crowd-sourced text about Albuquerque into a participatory work that evolved throughout the project’s public 5 hour duration at SOMOS ABQ 2017. The installation began as a bold abstracted Albuquerque landscape painted onto a 10 foot long wall of plexiglass with multiple areas of transparency remaining. Over the course of the event, people were invited to write notes and collage their writing into the artwork. Expressive portraits of people in the crowd were drawn and painted onto the piece throughout the event resulting in a lush, evolving, visual experience that was informed and directed by real-time interactions with the people of Albuquerque. The final version of the piece was completed in the studio, bringing together a multi-layered, fluid portrait of Albuquerque herself.
This project was commissioned by SOMOS ABQ, 2017. The 6 x 10 ft painting is available.
©2017 Natalie Voelker