My friend Jet and I are working on a small documentary about the awesome Madison PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES. The community art project is fueled by many, but is directed and inspired by a woman-of-boundless-creative-energy, Laurie Rossbach.
The procession is a parade/party/performance art piece that is held twice annually to celebrate the solstices, bring art to the local community, voice left-leaning politics, and bring attention to environmental concerns.
Right now Jet and I are attending the workshops in which the giant puppets, mask-making, and brainstorming takes place. The workshops are open to the public and happen each Saturday and Wednesday leading up to the event.
A slideshow of my images from the workshops can be found here.