Paris Henderson agreed to join us for our “Art & Movement Building: Strategies for Food Systems Change” at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) annual conference in Philly, PA this October, and we need your help to get there.
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Paris’s Bio: Paris Henderson is a visual artist based in the mediums of street art, Illustration and videography. With a focus on using creative tools to expand narratives of marginalized communities, Paris aim’s to create a new realm of progressive storytelling for future creatives to exist within.
This July, Paris’s installation ‘Barruh’ at Grow On /urban Farms in New Orleans looked at agriculture through that community’s history and in the present day. For the installation, Paris used natural based materials found in and around New Orleans and in the neighborhood the farm sits in.
Of that project, Paris said: “‘Barruh’ is a soft look into New Orleans agriculture history, specifically how the land has been held, starting from its original tenders (Chickasaw Nation) to the current Grow On farms permiculture practices.”
Paris illustrated the story via sheets of handmade seed paper, which were then planted around the neighborhood to produce crops that the community can harvest or consume. Click here to learn more about Paris and his work.
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