So here's how it's going to work: I'll be using this blog as the communication tool for those who want to be involved in the conception and construction of a truly PUBLIC art project beyond just the donation of pennies (the materials from which the art work will be made), I will post several topics seeking your input... the nature of the piece we will be creating from the pennies; how we should create it; what to name it; what it should look like, what it should symbolize, what to do with it when it's done; how to incorporate a charitable component into the project, and how, specifically, you can be involved. On the left side of this page, under the heading "Group Discussions - Add Your Input!" there will be links to those specific posts that will remain up all year so that we can all post our ideas and discuss them. The first one, "Charitable Component," is already up.
Remember, I could easily make a piece of art out of my own pennies. That's not the point! The point is to allow people who appreciate art (as symbolized by the collection of pennies representing compliments) to participate in the creation of a piece of art and be involved in the creative process of conceiving it and carrying it out! This is something meant to involve and reflect the entire community! I'm not sure it's ever been done before! It is a journey we can all take together and yet, we will all take away from it something completely individual. We will each get something different out of it, depending on how we have, or have not, participated in this type of process before. How much we get out of it, as individuals and as a community, will be directly proportional to how much we put into it. Even if you are not local to Phoenix, you can, through this blog, be involved in this creative process. I hope you'll enjoy taking part!