Red Sand Project

By community members
Red sand and chalk, 2020
Community members place red sand and colored chalk on the pavement as part of the Red Sand Project on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Easton nonprofit PAZA, Tree of Life, dedicated to the revival and empowerment of Native American Indian cultures, and community members created this display on the arts trail in November 2020.

Honoring missing murdered indigenous women, the Red Sand Project is a collaborative artwork conceived by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk art and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect, and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation. The approach is symbolic, with the grains of sand, a metaphor for those individuals who fall through the cracks—whether the cracks of our social, economic, and political systems or those of our personal consciousness.

Learn more about the Red Sand Project.