Arlington Public Art commissioned me to make a family of foxes for Spy Pond Park as part of the 2016 Fox Festival. The fox is a mascot for the neighborhood of East Arlington and the East Arlington Library, and there are still some wild foxes in Arlington thanks to habitat provided by Spy Pond and other green spaces.
Because of the value East Arlington places on stewarding the environment, it was important to us that we create the fox family out of reclaimed materials. Used and discarded vinyl advertising banners were pieced together like a quilt, then sewn around a core of reused plastic signs. Most of the materials were provided by local Arlington business owner Jan Whitted of ArtBeat Creativity Store. Arlington Public High School student Reese Green helped extensively with the patterning, piecing, and installing of the foxes.
Felicia Fiona Fox was created by a join effort of civic groups, business owners, residents and students coming together to support an art installation for the neighborhood.