The SECC is proud to feature and profile projects of Socially Engaged Craft.
Here, we’d like to profile Palm Petals, submitted by Casey Whittier.
Palm Petals is an opportunity for collaboration, community engagement and shared experience through art.
During this project, visitors of all ages and abilities are invited into the space to participate in the creation of flowers through the simple act of molding colored clay in the palms of their hands. This intuitive, meditative act creates individualized petals that contain the mark of the maker—palm lines and fingerprints are visible in the soft clay surfaces.
Moreover, this simple gesture offers community building through shared experience and gives individuals the opportunity to create connections with other and within themselves.