Foundry Project, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York

February 2003

AMP’s first state project, it involved 250 kids from eight schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, working together with over two tons of ceramic clay to create pieces of a 22-foot-tall sculpture of a foundry worker and a sluice of molten metal for the mural. Students of a New England prep school hosted students from Harlem’s Taller Boricua to create the largest section, the ten-foot foundry worker, then traveled to Harlem to fire the sculpture in the Boricua’s kiln.