Over several months, I shared the story of Huberta with hundreds of people during paper lantern workshops hosted with Fleisher.
I worked with choral director Ian Munroe, and formed a choir of local volunteers to sing songs we'd written about Huberta and her illustrious adventures.
On the night of the event, several hundred of us familiar with the route walked the South Philly route carrying the illuminated sculptures and paper lanterns made during workshops hosted at Fleisher, while the ambulant choir sang.
I designed door hangers that explained the "Wherever there is a water" project and invited people to participate. Volunteers and I hung the door hangers along the anticipated route of the walking narrative.
They also shared their own stories with me through a conversational exchange we call "Tea for Tales of Adventure" I sketched each person during our chat and folded elements from their stories into an intentional gap within the larger narrative.
With the help of local volunteers, we translated the objects described in the tea meetings into large scale, lit paper sculptures and light boxes that would unfold the text of the fictional story to thousands of viewers of the walking narrative.