Man In The Mirror
Inspired by the school mission and by Michael Jackson’s song (formerly used during New World Prep school performances), it is a call for social justice, beginning with the self, than expanding to others, and finally toward an ideal vision of the world and the common good of all. The use of recycled materials is a call for environmental justice and the floral pattern pay homage to the Silleteros, the hand-made floral displays elaborated for the Flowers Festival Parade in Medellin, Colombia.
This project came to life through the hands of our students, parents, neighbors, partnered CBO’s, Staten Island higher education institutions, local businesses, city-wide artists, and finally our extended family members at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church. NWP students, staff, college students, CBO’s, and local businesses took ownership of collecting and providing the recyclable materials for the artwork. Recycled materials includes, but is not limited to, plastic bottles, car mirrors, put-in cups and zipties.