The latest project from Leon Reid (aka Darius Jones) is called “The Pursuit of Knowledge” .
For the project, Leon worked alongside the students of Intermediate School 52 in Inwood NYC, helping each of them make life-sized duplicates of themselves from a combination of pvc pipe, newspaper and tape. School uniforms were then added to complete the effect.
After the sculptures were done, Leon then installed them on the ceiling of the main hallway. The theme of the piece is to promote an aggressive desire to learn with the students crawling around in pursuit of books..
The project was sponsored by Creative Arts Workshops for Kids (C.A.W.) and The School Based Health Clinic.