the blue fence


Have found my fence. The entire alley is too much space for only a few weeks of preparation. I have a friend who will translate the Walt Whitman poem into Portuguese for me. The alley I will work in is in Toronto's Portuguese section and many of the residents speak little or no English. Art is weird enough for people and intrisically sets language barriers and I do not want to create another level of isolation for the work--especially one that depends on good neighbors.

I am thinking of finding a graphic way to depict and paginate the poem maybe riffing on portuguese tlle patterns?