The Illusion of Scarcity

The Illusion of Scarcity was an interactive art installation that we built for the annual Phenomenal Women in Philly event that took place on March 30, 2019.

The purpose of the installation was to illustrate the idea of there being more than enough room for women at the table and the idea of scarcity was an illusion while incorporating the ability to take photos inside of it and share the idea with others.

Below you will see some of the processes of building the installation as well as the end result and how people interacted with the interactive installation.

I’m not a woman so I will never truly understand the struggle they endure daily, but I have a mother and grandmother and while building this I attempted to put myself in their shoes to try and understand
— Sam Colon - Installation Artist