Viviane Le Courtois helps Boulder flood victims pick up the pieces through Rescued Memories
In the wake of the September floods that devastated many Boulder County towns, the City of Boulder and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art worked quickly to create the Flood Project: Rising Above & Rebuilding Boulder Through Art, a community-building public art project that would both commemorate the floods and promote the healing process. Viviane Le Courtois was one of the artists selected to participate; for her piece of the project, Rescued Memories, Le Courtois gathered small artifacts, drawings and firsthand stories to incorporate into a sculpture that will be displayed in Boulder Central Park, as well as a book of recollections and pictures.
Viviane Le Courtois crossing the river in Lyons.
On Tuesday, December 10, BMoCA will host a reception for Le Courtois and other Flood Project groups and artists; following is a pictorial preview of objects, people and places Le Courtois encountered in Boulder, Lyons, Jamestown and other affected Boulder County communities.
All photos by Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher Perez.
Recording stories and collecting artifacts at the Boulder Public Library. Drawings by Gretchen King. Sally King with a work of art in Lyons.
Continue reading for more Rescued Memories photos.