Design and fabrication of an award honoring actor Michael K. Williams for Brooklyn-based non-profit Young New Yorkers.
Young New Yorkers (youngnewyorkers.org) is an art-based alternative sentencing program for non-violent youth offenders of New York City. Instead of jail time and a permanent record, they can focus their energy into socially driven art projects that encourage community building.
For their annual Silent Art Auction fundraiser, Young New Yorkers honored Brooklyn-born actor Michael K. Williams (Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire, Omar in The Wire, among other projects) for his continuing community-based work with New York City youth of color.
The award, hand made in Brooklyn, is a composition of artwork generated by participating Young New Yorkers youths based on activities and projects from recent Young New Yorker workshops.