As I was walking home from work on Thursday, I casually strolled through Union Square Park. Union Square Park is usually a hotbed of all sorts of activity. People selling and soliciting, markets and makers, artist and performers. When I noticed a cage with mannequins on the inside, I stopped to take in people's reactions. The cage was covered in hand written notes of peoples feeling towards the idea of children being separated from the parents at the border. Most of the notes were written in solidarity with the families. There were a few negative notes left on the cage as well.
While I was standing there, I was hit with the urge to document what I was seeing. Luckily, I had my camera with me. I was really hoping to interview the artist. After standing there for about fifteen minutes or so, I saw this woman being very friendly with people around the cage. She greeted people as if she was hosting them in her home. I quickly put together that she was the artist of this very powerful project. I introduced myself to Marilyn Miller and asked if I could ask her a few questions on camera and the rest is history.
This video has gotten quite a bit of attention on FB, mainly from my friends but the overall idea and story struck a cord with people that I wasn't expecting. The video has gotten around 50 shares and close to 3,000 views. I truly hope that Marilyn receives more attention for this work.