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‘Big Top Flea’ is an installation that pays homage to the Big Top Flea Market in Providence, Rhode Island. The installation aims to promote and celebrate the original flea market, encouraging the observer to visit the location.

FALL 2017

MADE WITH JULIAN KELLY & FABIOLA MILLAN

ADVISED BY LUCINDA HITCHCOCK & JACEK MROWCZYK  









ABOVE—my group and I (middle: Fabiola; right: Julian) with our installation.





ABOVE—a map indicating where the Big Top Flea Market is, and a photograph of the building.





ABOVE—to complement the installation, I made an abstract poster to capture the Big Top Flea’s vibrant spirit and eceletic range of objects.


PROCESS



ABOVE—phrases relating to the Big Top Flea on all the balloons were typeset in custom lettering designed by Julian, inspired by the stencil fonts used in signage at the market. We hand-cut stencils and spray-painted the phrases onto the balloons. This method manifested a human touch reflective of DIY-signage made by vendors at the Big Top Flea.