All You Have To Do Is Ask

A former card catalogue cabinet serves as a collection center for questions provided by the general public. All You Have To Do Is Ask is an interactive station where people write down pressing questions circulating in their minds.

Host sites have varied form art galleries to a private garage. Most recently, it occupied a section of North Branch Projects' workshop space during the annual  Block Party Festival at The Art Institute of Chicago.


Cards are organized in various ways within each drawer and used as prompts for other interactive books and projects.


Support for this project was made possible by a residency through the Chicago Art Department.

Many thanks also goes to Northwestern University Library and Eli Brooke for the donation of the card catalogue cabinet.

The Slanted One

The original response book pedestal, this three-tiered milk crate construction has traveled to a number of locations, including the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Bikes N' Roses, Nettlehorst Elementary, and multiple street fairs before making its way to Oak Park.


Since: 2012


Current Location:

Compound Yellow

Oak Park, IL



White Pillar

This pedestal was made for the 96 Acres Project. Golf pencils are used as the writing implement for writing and drawing into the book.


Since: 2015


Current Location:

D.O.C. Division 5

Cook County Jail Visitor Lobby,

Little Village

Chicago, IL




A student contributes an entry into one of the books located at Little Village Lawndale High School.

Village Roller

A second 96 Acres Project pedestal was created and placed in Little Village High School, where the student population makes up the majority of responses.


Since: 2015


Current Location:

Albany Park Branch Public Library

3401 W. Foster

Chicago, IL



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