SITES UNSEEN¬

A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE PROJECT

Maladaptive Puppeteer, 2022. Steel, rebar, aluminum flashing, burlap, silicone, mulch, enameled pennies. Maury High School, Norfolk Public Schools.

MAY 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

If we can't see the problem, how do we understand or change it?

In fall 2021, Virginia MOCA invited students from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth public schools to dig into the ecological issues facing Tidewater, Virginia. Taking inspiration from artist Maya Lin, students considered how they could educate visitors about these issues in a visual way. Using the design thinking model, students researched, designed, and created site-responsive, environmentally conscious, public art installations for the Museum grounds.

Thank you to all participating students and collaborators.

CHURCHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Allison Olivar, Cidra Roberts-Johnson, Ethan Brown, Eve Suarez, Jada Kimble, Jaden Lawrence, Kellie Maher, Madeleine Babcock, Madison Clarke, Miah Lawrence Sarah Naab, Savana Tucker, Schuyler Truebenback, Tae Cross, Tatiana Carrero, Trixia Olaso.

GREAT BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Alyssa Starks, Carrina Williams, Emily Manso, Emily Parson, Emma Eaton, Emmaleigh Saunders, Genevieve Bachman, Kai Manso, Kiersten Dominek, Kylie Juachon, Mackenzie Croft, Mia Grieco, Sarah Hall, Sarah Kustowski, Stephanie Rosati.

GREEN RUN COLLEGIATE

Aamar Garner, Alaija Hines, Alaijah Smith, Alaynna Hager, Brian Layne, Briana Sanders, Brianna Butts, Cai Denton, Cali Bullis, Camryn Curry, Christion Brown-Brooks, Damonii Gray, Dasaun Macpherson, Devin Bowden, Elijah Santiago, Elise Jansen, Emarie Jones, Faith Brown, Hannah Rifenberry, Iyanah Donaway, Jack Brereton , Jadyn Villegas, Jaylen Taylor, Jerome (Connor) Whalen, Jordan Murphy, Jordan Vargas, Jordyn Herrod, Kailee Bangert, Khairi Perkins, Kyla Quinn, Laila Brahim, LaKayla Dixon, Liam Hamilton, Lyric Gregory, Madison Thurman  Mariana Argote Carranza, Mia Rora-Looper, Nathan Dewey, Olivia Allen, Oti Aigbe, Reagan Herbert, Rian Cyrus, Rose Niang, Samiyah Calhoun, Sayan Ros, Sydney Weddle, Tamia Lane, Tayla Benson, Thomas Nunes, Will Cannon.

MAURY HIGH SCHOOL

Avery Branum, Jack Breitberg, Jackson Stenger, Jenna Vazquez, John "Tug" Rafter Kamila Bardoun, Tonanzin Green.

Sites Unseen is made possible through the generosity of Arleen Cohen and the Cohen Family. Special thanks to participating students, teachers and administrators of Green Run Collegiate, Maury High School, Great Bridge High School, and Churchland High School.