In a press release from Westfield Public Schools, they announced:
In conjunction with their reading of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, several Westfield High School seniors in the Project ‘79 program attempted to disappear within the interior school surroundings.
“Based on the work of Chinese artist Liu Bolin and aided by Project 79 artist/teacher Roy Chambers and senior painters Molly Colvin and Dan Mandelbaum, students were painted in such a way that they were camouflaged amid their surroundings in order to raise questions about whom or what we don't normally ‘see’ during the course of our day,” explained Project 79 Coordinator, Peter Horn.
Pictured here is Westfield High School senior, Brianna Guddemi, at the Snapple machine in the school’s cafeteria. Other “disappearances” involved a tudent who blended into the elevator door and another who camouflaged against the surface of a display case.
To watch the video of these transformations, go to www.westfieldnjk12.org/video and click on “Project 79 Invisible Man.” Project ’79 is an award-winning alternative education program at Westfield High School.