…The American Dream

By Joshua Carroll

What does The American Dream mean to you? What does it look like? What does it feel like? Smell like? Come experience our immersive American Dream Simulator and reflect on these questions during daytime hours at Catharsis on the Mall! This experience is in high demand and space is limited; wait times may vary.

Two Becoming One

By Sarah Elizabeth Swan

I like the idea of creating a better world. I feel like as someone who was so dissociative that I am now, through awakening, connecting with my heart space. This type of healing has opened up my world to so much, mainly love for myself and others and gaining a sense of acceptance with myself […]

Tabula Rasa

By Todd Croteau

Tabula rasa (/ˈtæbjələ ˈrɑːsə, -zə, ˈreɪ-/) refers to the epistemological idea that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. Proponents of tabula rasa generally disagree with the doctrine of innatism which holds that the mind is born already in possession of certain knowledge. Generally, proponents […]

Resurrection

By Alissa Weisman

Resurrection is a project that has been in the works for several months in Georgetown University Hospital. Resurrection is about rebirth and renewal. Resurrection is all about healing from your traumas and emerging from the wreckage as a stronger person. Spirituality and art are my two biggest healers, and this project has pushed me to […]

Making a Wish

By David Nall

Life is big. Feel small again as you gaze at nature from a bug’s life. Under the night sky a field of dandelions glow in the darkness. Recapture your childhood whimsy with colorful illumination. Make a wish and blow.

Brushing Out Truth

By Colleen Simmons

I wish to provide a communal art project to all participants of Catharsis on the Mall. This art project will be 2D, I will provide a very large (most likely 24’ x 36’) canvas. The idea for my project is a visual representation of the theme by any individual present at Catharsis on the Mall. […]

Bee Colony Collapse Babel EU

By Betty T. Kao

This painting is based on the story of the Tower of Babel and the building of the European Union in Belgium. The design of the EU structure is based on drawings of the Tower of Babel. This painting is comprised of a variety of bees in pairs, each type of bee drawing represents another language […]

The Vertebra of Creativity

By Jonathan Ash Clark, Kaitlyn Mckenzi Nelson, Bill Keys

The Vertebra of Creativity is an art piece made of 6 layers of independently moving ornately carved woodwork. inside of a massive tetrahedron splatter painted and carved by artist Hijinks (Jonathan Ash Clark).  As our collective vibration rises we spin the Vertebra of Creativity and perform a yoga of creative branching and connecting via fiber […]

Touchy Blinky

By Uriel Guy

This is a mix of 21st century technology trying to convey the feeling and emotions of 1960s counter-culture.

World Peace & Universal Love

By Christey Marie

World Peace and Universal Love are two things the human race desperately needs to work towards in order to survive and thrive as we awaken from this American Dream.

The Tiger Temple

By David Nghiem

As the son of Vietnamese refugees, whose culture and ancestral heritage was utterly wiped out by the Socialists, the Vietnam War, the French, and the Chinese Imperialists, I’ve embarked on a three year long voyage to recover what little is left of these anima ghosts, and bring them to life again. And even then, I’ve […]

Stop, Drop N Roll Free DC Liberty Pole

By Adam Eidinger, Ricardo Balidizon

Last year’s DC Liberty pole which featured 4 playa tech benches and a 25 foot aluminum OSHA approved pole with LED rope lights capped with small Liberty Cap. The base of the pole will feature multiple solar panels and batteries to power the pole and sounds 24 hours a day. We plan to combined with […]

Sow Beauty

By Caroline Gaiser

“Sow Beauty” seeks to enhance & expand our connections to each other & to the earth using flowers as a means of peaceful communication. By utilizing the grace & abundance of Mother Nature’s gifts, we will speak the universal language of love & spread the powerful message of positivity.

Sanctuary

By Lisa K Rosenstein

We all come from the same place. We all need a safe space. The piece was made in response to the horrific treatment of the Immigrant Children and Their Parents.

Robo-Head

By Justin Bell

An abstract head of a giant robot peers out of the ground…

Psyche 3

By Ashley Dequilla

The condition of the female goddess spirit is boundless. My work explores mythology, de-colonization and the Junguan practice of active imagination through the unconscious. This piece in particular represents the process and chaos of transmutation, converting negative energy into positive and healing energy.

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