“Flores de Libertad” (Flowers of Freedom) is an art installation of over one thousand paper flowers that carry messages of freedom written by mothers detained for over 600 days at the Berks County Family Detention Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania for immigrant families. The collective artwork is a symbol of solidarity created to support the detained families and the Shut Down Berks Coalition in their fight to end family detention in Pennsylvania and in the United States.
The installation is currently on view during the Arts Summit at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 16-23, 2018.
Michelle is a member of the 2017/2018 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow cohort. The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow program honors our 35th President everyday by uplifting ideals from his legacy (service, justice, freedom, courage, and gratitude), and celebrates emerging artists across the country who utilize their art form for positive impact on their communities.