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The Reflective History

The Reflective History

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During the summer of 2021, residents, family and friends of Rochester Heights and Biltmore Hills neighborhoods viewed and interacted with the temporary site installation created by Tiffany Baker @hiccupbk -- the artist who designed the walkable art installation on Bailey Drive. In addition to viewing the 9 glass panels that form 3 life-sized portraits the community enjoyed a spoken word performance and engaged with local project partners for learning and art activities.

Visit the Site Installation section to learn about Baker's creative process and read the poem written and performed to honor the cultural significance of these neighborhoods.

Talented multimedia artist Tiffany Baker designed a walkable art installation on Bailey Drive using portraits of neighbors to celebrate the histories of Rochester Heights and Biltmore Hills. The launch of the installation took place on July 17.

Tiffany was at the project site to share her work and meet nearby residents and visual artist, Just Jenus @justjenusart (Justin Johnta Perry) performed 3 poems, one of which was written to specifically highlight the significance of these southeast Raleigh communities. Click here to have a read!

About 'The Reflective History'

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The temporary site installation will remain on Bailey Drive until permanent construction begins on the Bailey Drive Gateway at Walnut Creek Wetland Park. At that point the art will be disassembled and rebuilt as part of the permanent site installation.

For more information about the process so far and how Tiffany was inspired by Rochester Heights and Biltmore Hills oral histories:

Read the original Call for Artists

Listen to the Rochester Heights and Biltmore Hills oral histories (or read the transcripts)!

See more images of Tiffany’s work and the process she’s developing to create beautiful glass portraits on the Bailey Drive Gateway site - click the arrow to move through the slideshow below!

Questions? Thoughts? Contact raleighparkswithpurpose@gmail.com or 919.307.5942.

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