Shared Skies speaks to the connections between
global, local and personal. As people look toward
the sky each morning, through the day or each
night, the sky speaks to their personal and local
concerns. In a global sense, we observe the
effects of our environmental decisions and find
community through a seamless sky.
Shared Skies’ photographs are being collected
through four situations: Abeles’ journeys and
artists who participate as they travel worldwide,
international friends through social media, and
some purchased from photographers through
stock photo sites.
Shared Skies began as a permanent public
artwork for the Anderson-Munger YMCA that is
being built in Koreatown, Los Angeles. From the
Salt Flats of Bolivia to Grand Forks in the United
States, and Maasai Mara, Kenya to Pine Ridge,
Oglala Sioux Tribe, our skies portray the
connected parts of our place on this earth.