"TAKE CARE," digital composite, 2020 
 I am currently developing Take Care which is focused on re-contextualizing the relationship between black women, community, violence/trauma and anxiety. Initially, this project was focused on relocating home, confronting traumas associated with sites from my past, navigating self-care rituals, sound therapy and addressing a need for communal healing as the St. Louis community had lost 18 youth to gun violence by the end of summer 2019. As this project is on track to roll out throughout spring 2020, with the sudden onset of the Coronavirus pandemic I’ve realized that the current COVID-19 pandemic will influence this work requiring it to grow into an expanded wellness conversation; one that investigates the state of this moment, one of overwhelm, media over-stimulus, and a desire for interpersonal connection.
Originally intended to appear in the STL community through impromptu performances due to the current social distancing/quarantine culture work will unfold on IG: @alexisrivierre_art, www.alexisrivierre.com, and at https://alexisrivierreart.tumblr.com/...
Left: "Shifting Atmospheres/ On Broadway" (Brooklyn Floral Shop) Glitch Gif, 2020
Left: "On Broadway" (Brooklyn Floral Shop), 2020; Right" "On Broadway" (Brooklyn Floral Shop) digital composite, 2020 
Intrigued by the dichotomy of tropical floral arrangements amidst urban environments throughout this process I've been documenting moments when I encounter these plants on the street. To me suggesting a perpetual communal desire to infuse our spaces with a calming energy.

During two visits to Brooklyn, NY in Feb 2020, I  continued to document these arrangements when I encountered them.
This too is the miracle, wait, wait wait. 
you tellin' me this will work out for mah' good.
suspended between 
the inconceivable| faith | anxiety| infallible truths | reality
 can't see despite
but wait
its hard to see through
of course, it's hard to see through
screens, tv screens, computer screens
hell, even screen doors
 since I long to step out of it
reach out of it 
unto the 
can I have the future/past? with golden rays of '90s sunshine?
wishful, i kno. 
man that sunshine, tho.
did, you see the son shine tho? 
Like the other, hell like every other day
trips to...
the porch to see the sunshine. 
...hopeful longing. 
prayin' like please God, let it pass ova, like in the days of Moses.
mixed feelings cuz miracles are raining amongst the pain, the cries and the demise of many.
Peering out like
suspended between 
the inconceivable| faith | anxiety| infallible truths | reality
tellin' mah self that this too has to be 
 the miracle. 
original quote: "This is all the miracle," Adrienne Maree Brown, esteemed author of Emergent Strategies

Left: "A Recipe: PUSH DOWN & TURN, " glitch, 2020
Click below to listen to the field recording composite for "A Recipe: PUSH DOWN & TURN" , 5 min 30 sec
"one who heals," embroidered mask mask from reclaimed jeans with accessories, Instagram Selfie, 2020
...reality is, there's been a lot of deep breathing, prayer, meditation and conversation this week. Today was no exception.- one who breathes, 2020
#StayTuned as the Take Care narrative is unfolding throughout 2020. 
This project was supported, in part, by a Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant.
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