Jeff Kasper, Soft Spots at the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Beach 84 (2021). Photo by Ronald Weaver II.
Jeff Kasper, Soft Spots vinyl floor decal (2021).
Jeff Kasper, Soft Spots at Stapleton Waterfront Park (2021). Photo by Ronald Weaver II.
—WHAT DOES SUPPORT FEEL LIKE?
Soft Spots, is a highly-saturated, text-based, mindfulness path inspired by the playful style of self-help and mutual aid graphics that gained popularity on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subverting the language of "social distancing" signage, Soft Spots, was designed for taking a moment to contemplate seeking support and building community.
From September 1, 2021 to March 18, 2022, two iterations of Soft Spots will be located in New York City at the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk in Queens and the Stapleton Waterfront in Staten Island.
The murals are accompanied by a calming audio tour featuring affirmations and visualizations to foster a sense of self-confidence and to decrease social anxiety.
Visit Soft Spots:
Staten Island location
Soft Spots was commissioned by Art-Bridge, Facebook Open Arts, and We The Culture, and presented by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks).
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