T_ _ _ , 2015
Mixed media on bone china plate
13 x 13 x 1.25 in (33.02 x 33.02 x 3.18 cm)
Curated for Housing Works by Natalie Kates Projects, a select group of artists and designers were asked to re-imagine porcelain plates.
Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses.
All porcelain plates were generously donated by Pottery Barn, and proceeds from the auction funded the Hull Street Residence, a from-the-ground-up housing development transforming a vacant 6,000 square foot Brooklyn lot into a beautiful and safe home for 28 formerly homeless HIV-Positive New Yorkers.