Kites of Peace Project 2013

Miguel Luciano was a recent fellow of the smARTpower program - an initiative of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. smARTpower sent 18 U.S. artists to 15 countries around the world to create community-based art projects. Luciano worked with artists and communities in Nairobi, Kenya where participants created handmade kites featuring life-sized photographic self-portraits. As participants flew their kites, they raised their own likeness into the sky above, forming the basis of a series of conversations about flying and freedom.