Once the exhibition of the Violet Protest came to an end, the work of sorting, packaging and getting all the bundles ready for their trip to every member of Congress began! Housed in a huge empty space at Park Central, tables for every state were set up, and squares were sorted by state. Boxes for each lawmaker were prepared, and over 50 volunteers worked on gathering the squares to fill the boxes with 25 squares for every member of Congress. Hand written lists were made of the makers' names, city and state were painstakingly recorded and included in each package. In addition a color brochure, a letter from the project, and 4 letters from makers across the US were tucked into each box.
For a complete photo gallery of this effort, visit the Violet Protest website/About and scroll to the bottom. But here are a few shots of the process.
New Work in Progress
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