In Loving Memory Of…

As a grad student at Tyler School of Art, from September 2008 to May 2009 Sclavi worked with artist Pepon Osorio, a group of community members in the North Philadelphia community, and other students at Tyler.  Each student interviewed a community member about violence in the community, and created a work of art in their home or business.  Sclavi worked with a beauty parlor owner on one of the busiest streets in the neighborhood.  Based on conversations with the owner about the need for safe spaces, Sclavi created a window front installation and conversation bench for women to talk while waiting to get their haircut .  For one night, Sclavi transformed the beauty parlor into an art classroom, wherein the staff and families of the shop created self-portraits, which hung in the window of the store.

More info on the In Loving Memory project.