"Doodle Walls" is a social project that seeks to encourage artistic self-expression for people of all ages in lower-income communities and to display the inherent artistic value of street art. It is an installation that is located in Lafayette Square which gives the citizens of Cambridge the opportunity to experiment with street art and draw on a brick printed wooden plank. The planks read, "write your name", "draw a line", and "Draw a shape". these three simple instructions that allow viewers to express themselves in the most simple of ways. In some cases, people don't feel comfortable sharing or creating art, whether it's because of its expensive nature or their skill and creativity level. So, this project will give everyone the opportunity to showcase their art, using simple instructions applicable to everyone, artist or not.
This street art project will give people of certain communities the opportunity to express themselves on a large brick painted wall with paint markers of all colors. We have decided to make one large wall, and position it on a street corner in Lafayette Square, where people will be all around it and hopefully engage with it and feel free to display their art. In many communities, street art is frowned upon, and in most cases, illegal. Graffiti as you probably know is illegal in most cities and communities, but there is one alley in Central Square where this is not the case. We wanted to expand on this idea, giving the community more places to interact with street art and express themselves, most importantly.