New York Artist Levee Launches "Subway Therapy" Following Election

New York Artist Levee Launches "Subway Therapy" Following Election

A beautifully simple approach to managing the city's despair emerges with one objective: to heal.

A beautifully simple approach to managing the city's despair emerges with one objective: to heal.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Much of America is a state of utter distress and sadness following the election of Donald Trump, especially in states that voted against him like New York. Many have taken to the streets in protest. Others simply don't know what to do. But one man is on a mission to console people with a decidedly intimate and calming approach.

New York artist Levee decided to set up an impromptu therapy stop and art instillation in the 14th Street subway tunnel in between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Titled "Subway Therapy," the project encourages people to get out their feelings on the election on a Post-It note and stick it on the tunnel wall, creating a display of our deepest thoughts and hopes in the midst of this tumultuous time, ranging from a motivation to organize to a simple “Fuck Donald Trump!”. According to the project's Instagram, upwards of 1500 people came together and participated in the installation yesterday.

"Because of how stressful the last couple of days were, I thought it would be nice to have something that people could do really quickly so they could maybe get something off their chest," Levee told ABC 7. The artist was also present in the tunnel in case he could help anyone smile and relieve stress. Take a peek at some of the inspiring and cathartic notes below.

If you or someone you know needs help or guidance right now, don’t hesitate to head down to the tunnel, protest peacefully, talk to friends and counselors, or call a hotline like the Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. Help is available.

Credits: Photos: Aries Dela Cruz / Gothamist, ABC 7

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