Child Citizen: Fairfax, Virginia
Paint matching the artist's daughter's bedroom walls
30.5 inches tall
The Child Citizen project tracks my daughter's development as a global growth chart. I mark her height in public spaces using paint that matches the color of her bedroom. The project changes as she grows, as the family moves to a new home, or repaints her room. By denoting the ever-changing height of a child, the project is a declaration of her presence within public space as an active participant in public life. The work calls the viewer to consider how the passage of time within the space of home and the public realm impacts the individual and in turn how this individual impacts these spaces.