“Reflect” by Joyce Liu (2015)


Because South Craig Street is such a liminal space, I wanted to create something that would cause people to stop and reflect. Thus, I created some question cards and decorated a tree with them. Some of the questions include,

  • Why are you here?
  • What is your happy place?
  • What is your craft?
  • What are your short-term goals?
  • What are your long-term goals?
  • What is the last thing you made with your hands?
  • What makes you happy?
  • Can you help me out?

I wanted to have these reflective questions because these are questions that I think most people do not think about very often, but nonetheless are important to think about. I wanted to transform this piece of South Craig from being a liminal space to being a place to pause and reflect. I think that this picture accurately depicts the default response: people are intrigued by the cards, but not intrigued enough to stop and look at them. Still, there were actually many people who did stop and look at the cards, and I hope that this piece did inspire some reflection or action.

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