In partnership with TeenWorks and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Big Car artists teamed up with a creative group of teens to spend eight weeks over the summer clearing invasive honeysuckle to help make Little Eagle Creek visible behind a parking lot in a mostly vacant and forgotten strip mall on the west side of Indianapolis. But the project went much further, as the honeysuckle harvested by the team was then collaboratively designed by the artists and teens into furniture, arbors, and even a hut that the students decorated with signs saying “welcome” in many different languages. The team also build a garden on top of parking spaces at the oasis that will is being maintained by a church located in the strip mall.
See many more images of our Little Eagle Creek work here.
Sierra, one of the TeenWorks kids, talks about the project.