Reeling after hearing Hillary Clinton say “Donald Trump is going to be our president,” on Wednesday, New Yorkers took to the streets.
There were protests, but they also made art.
One New York City based artist named Levee set up shop in the 14th Street subway tunnel between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. He brought with him Sharpies and thousands of Post Its, and asked riders to share their thoughts about the presidential election and stick them on the wall for others to see. The result was a big colorful, sticky installation.
“Because of how stressful the last couple of days were, I thought it would be nice to have something that people could do really quickly so that they could maybe get something off their chest," Levee, the artist had said.
People wrote out their feelings, of shock, confusion, hope, and love on the notes. “Organize!” one wrote. Another, “What do we do now?” “Racism, bigotry, ignorance won't win,” wrote another.
The notes have so far remained up. The artist, Matthew Chavez, known as Levee to his customers, often works as a “subway therapist” where people can spill their feelings on anything. He sets up shop in the subway and gets to work.
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