Denver Stories started in 2015 as an experiment in folk history and social practice art. It quickly turned into a three-year project, traveling around Denver with an easel, a scroll, and some markers. Cities are more than a skyline. It’s a culmination of people collaborating, culture and shared history. Denver Stories sought to capture some of that from all sorts of people, especially those that the narrative often ignores. It provided an entry, for me, to the world beyond the veil of established history, and to questions of equality. It also provided a means for the often ignored to shout their dreams, stories, and insights.
After three years of collecting scrolls, the project ended with a three-month instillation at the Denver Public Library. Although the project ended, it set new paths for my art, and for a renewed sense of social justice.