Support Leslie Friedman’s Half Piped Ideas

Member and NAPOLEON Co-Founder Leslie Friedman embarks on a big project that needs your financial help.

Help Leslie Friedman create a public sculpture for ArtPrize 2012 that addresses Jewish identity through a functional skateboard half-pipe and documented performance.

As an extension of her project Gltizianers, Leslie Friedman sets out to build a functional sculpture for ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In her project description, Friedman writes:

In order to accomplish this project and participate in ArtPrize, I will make a dozen different tile patterns that will cover the curved portion of the ramp.  The patterns will address some of the stereotypes, conspiracies, and myths associated with Jews in America.  At the peaks of the ramp, the images will be the most positive stereotypes, while the valley will showcase the most evil, unflattering, dangerous stereotypes.   The significance of the word stereotype cannot be overlooked—it originated as a printmaking term, and for this reason, I believe the repetitious aspect of this sculpture will reinforce the overall concept of how myths spread.  These tiles will be created in my Philadelphia studio using screenprinting and some mixed media.

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