Jamaican-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson is crowdfunding “Called Up”

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Jamaican-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson is crowdfunding “Called Up,” a new public art project. She is filling a defunct public pool in Swope Park in Kansas City, Mo., with flowers, toys, candy, and more, and raising $15,000 on Kickstarter to fund four custom-made gold benches to surround the pool. Her desire is to “recognize the space for the neighborhood and community to meet, relax, pause, and bear witness to the site and its history.”

“My hope through this work is to acknowledge the life of this site and the life of so many it once held in a moment of reverence—to create presence in a moment of absence.” — Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson is raising funds to support a public art project in Kansas City, Mo. | Video by Ebony G. Patterson

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