"Regard", a collaboration by Alison Dilworth and Ryan Hinkel, was installed on the rooftop of Kermit Gosnell's Health Care clinic in the autumn of 2011. The clinic at 3801 Lancaster Avenue opened in 1979 and closed in 2010 when the FBI raided the center on suspicion of illegal drug trafficking, and stumbled upon a profitable system of illegal late term abortion, the procedural murder of viable newborn babies, and the deaths of women who were over-medicated based on what they could afford to pay in cash. In response, we built a shrine to honour the lives of women and infants who died at this site, and to create a moment of regard: an installation of 12 kite-like movable forms suspended on a steel armature on the roof of Gosnell's building, Illuminated at night, and a 30 foot banner bearing the definition of the word regard. Photography by Ryan Hinkel and Alison Dilworth
"Fall to Flight"
A permanent installation of 600 origami swallows suspended in the sanctuary of Broad Street Ministry; the birds contains a handwritten prayer by a member of the community, many of whom are homeless. Photography: Gregory Carafelli; Windmills:'Tilting at Giants' by Dayton Castleman.
Mutter Museum Commission and Installation; October, 2011
"Be Careful of Poopdog / No Poopdog Allowed", 2008
I was digging holes in search of buried treasure with 4 year old Jacob Smollen when a man told us that dog poop would give us hand-foot-and-mouth disease and urged us to stop digging. Jacob became very serious, and declared: "This is terrible! We have to make fences and signs!" So we collaborated on this installation, which stayed up in Rittenhouse Square for 2 weeks. It was Jake's idea; I just helped with the tangible stuff.