Empty Stomachs
Installation
Brown paper bags
18 ft x 4 ft x 11 in.
2020
Many students depend on school meals to eat breakfast and lunch, therefore during school breaks these students go without balanced meals. During this Covid-19 pandemic, innumberable students are left at home with emtpy stomachs. Empty Stomachs is an installation arranged in a West Louisville neighborhood. This specific neighborhood is considered a food desert.  The paper bags in the installation are emtpy and represent the many students going without balanced meals while living in a location where there aren’t any fresh produce grocery stores near by. People of color are more likely to live in poverty, especially in urbans settings like Louisville so, POC are often affected the most. This installation was created to spread awareness and is a call to action: How can we continue to fight child hunger? Can we build more grocery stores in places that need it?