Love Signs Installations
Love Signs are a series of roadside installations made possible through the collaboration of many artists.
The first installation of this series exists on Highway 62 between Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley, CA. They were installed in May 2018.
Love Transcends All Borders
Creating the signs
Love Signs are the culmination of over five months of planning. Installation took place in June 2018. The installation process took one week.
Throughout the process, Katie and Jacob were fortunate to meet and collaborate with a variety of talented artists to make this vision a reality.
Twentynine Palms local residents Cassandra Lopez and Jose Deangulo helped tremendously to create and install the signs on their property on Highway 62. This project wouldn't have been possible without their support.
Stencils were created based on original text design by the following collaborators.
Text design artists
- Spanish- Daniel Miramontes, photographer, videographer and artist living in Bay Area, California
- English- Jacob Rafati, multimedia artist living in Merced, California
- Traditional Chinese- Meitzu Chou, 周美子, artist and calligrapher living in San Jose, California
- Amharic (a language from Ethiopia)- Yosef Lule, painter and artist
- Farsi (a language from Iran)- Shirin Abedinirad, شیرین عابدینی راد, international performance artist and installation artist
- Kannada (a language from India and one of the world's oldest languages)- Anup Mutalik, vocalist and artist living in San Francisco, California
Want to get involved?
Help us find privately-owned land near highways so we can make more signs
Are you an artist and/or activist? We are looking for collaborators and text designers. Please reach out to email@example.com. We can't wait to meet you and work together!
- Let us know what you think. We're open to your feedback. Constructive criticism helps us to better the project.
Donate to our GoFundMe to help with the cost of materials.
We're so grateful to have been selected as an Awesome Foundation San Francisco grant recipient.
We also value and appreciate the feedback we have received from other artists, activists and scholars. Please continue to engage with us in critical discourse to move this project along. We appreciate your time and energy.