9. Red Hook, Brooklyn
The figure used in one of two pieces in Red Hook has an interesting backstory–Aboubacar Sidiki Cisse, a 25-year old security guard now residing in Staten Island immigrated from Conakry, Guinea through a green card lottery. While happy to now live in New York City, he does miss his home and his shy personality makes it difficult for him to talk to people. People may not be aware that in a city of eight million, there are those who feel alone. Hopefully being open to this project will open new doors for Cisse, and he find the companionship he needs.