Rizzhel Javier People and Places Project - The mission of the People + Places Project is to provide an inclusive space for communities to share stories about who they are and places they live. The People + Places Project is a an opportunity for unrepresented communities to make a unique one-of-a-kind toy that reflect who they are. Each drawing contributed to the project is transferred to fabric and sewn into a homemade toy for participants to keep. Give each one a hug to hear a story about the person and the place they live. www.peopleandplacesproject.com
About the Artist
Rizzhel Javier (San Diego, 1983) is a San Diego based artist and educator. She graduated college with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in 2012. Rizzhel is an active member of the arts community in the region.Her work explores topics in communication, identity, memory and human relationships. Trained in darkroom photography, in the last ten years, Rizzhel has combined her images with sculpture, installation and digital media. Her pieces are playful and often require the viewer to engage physically with the work. She works autobiographically, using art and photography, to explore personal, community and global transformation. Through sharing personal stories, Rizzhel hopes to encourage viewers to recall their own memories, personal experiences and reflection.
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