About the Project

Angels Have Been Sent to Me was a mobile and interactive art project by Jerri Allyn, which dealt with aging and disability. Encouraged to use a wheelchair or crutches, or even wear a blindfold, participants listened to stories about aging and disability on headphones and briefly experienced life without certain physical and cognitive abilities.


Allyn traveled with the project to eleven sites in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, including schools, community centers, and art spaces. Additionally, many of the recorded stories were broadcast nationally on NPR.




Jerri Allyn with Helen Thorington

Angels Have Been Sent to Me

New York City