ROUGH PLAY PROJECTS - SITE SPECIFIC - JOSHUA TREE
Opening Reception: March 24, 2018 Time (TBA)
Earth Day Event: April 22, 2018 Time (TBA)
The remote lighthouse can be seen as a symbol of welcoming; a beacon of safety and guidance illuminating the path to solid ground. Available to All, is an immersive sculptural installation constructed and collaged together by a group of artists who, through multimedia fragments and light, built a structure that embraces the metaphorical associations intrinsic to the lighthouse. Responding to a tumultuous social climate that threatens the inclusiveness of society, this project is meant to offer the physical and emotional voyager a safe harbor. Placed in Joshua Tree, CA, the desert becomes a metaphor for the vastness of rough seas and shifts the focal point inland, away from the perimeter, offering a representation of belonging inside.
Organized by Rough Play Projects Founder and Artist Elizabeth Tinglof, Rough Play Collective Co-Founder Ashley Hagen and Artist and Independent Curator Deborah Martin, Available to All is the physical manifestation of a place that shines in the day and night for those who reach for symbols of welcoming, acceptance, guidance, and protection.