Ghost Tike Part 2: A Collective Memorial

Leaves by online workshop participants. Photographs by Caito Stewart.

Here I am posing with the wonderful leaves made by participants and random passersby during AiOP 2021: Normal. AioP is an annual festival, Art in Odd Places, which happened in NYC on May 14th, 15th, and 16th. My installation was located on 14th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue.

Ghost Tike Part 2: A Collective Memorial

2020 – Ongoing

Participants are invited to join my mourning ritual of hand-making leaves out of paper in remembrance of those we have lost.

Leaves are made either during Ghost Tike workshops led by the artist, or during Caito’s interactive performances on site at galleries or art festivals.

They can choose to either keep their leaves, or release them to be kept safely in my care as part of Ghost Tike Part 2: A Collective Memorial. I am in the process of designing a more permanent structure to hold and display these leaves in public spaces, with the goal of bringing awareness to the fact that we are not alone in our grief, and normalizing open discussion and expressions of grief.

If you are interested in participating in the project, click below for more information:

Make leaves – Make leaves on your own and send them to me by mail.

Workshops – Attend a workshop and make leaves in community with others.