Artist Projects

Temescal Amity Works

Susanne Cockrell , Ted Purves

Temescal Amity Works is a social sculpture project. Sited in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, CA, the project facilitates and documents the exchange of backyard produce, conversation, and collective biography. Purves and Cockrell built a pushcart on which they collected and sold fruit from the citrus trees in community back yards. The cart also served as a vehicle for the artists and neighborhood residents to gather stories, history, and other information about itself, which were published and circulated as a series of free postcards. The artists focused on the Temescal neighborhood because it was originally an “orchard suburb” in the 1920’s.

Project Updates

  • 2006: Temescal Amity Works becomes active at 482 49th St. in Oakland CA

  • 2007: Temescal Amity Works has closing event in Oakland, CA

  • Artists

    Susanne Cockrell

    Susanne Cockrell’s work in performance, film, installation, and concept driven public projects, seeks to create experiences that elevate the ev…


    Ted Purves

    Ted Purves is an independent artist, editor, and curator. His work has been exhibited and published in many venues and journals throughout California…


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