Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I've given up on the idea of counting the pennies regularly and posting a running tally. Impossible! Maybe I'll have a "Guess How Many" contest when the year is up... "For now, suffice it to say that I estimate I have collected the equivalent of over ten thousand pennies!
One thing that has me really excited about this project is the opportunity to work in new media. I'll be learning so much, no matter what we decide to make from the pennies. I imagine there might be some mosaic involved. Some woodworking. Perhaps some welding too! Lots of opportunitites to get dirty and wield power tools... I can't wait! Several other local Phoenix artists have been kind enough to offer me help and advice. Thank G-d! I have so much to learn and they appear to be willing teachers! I love that this project may bring me (and other interested community members) together with local talented people who are willing to share their expertise.
Next on my list is to talk to people in the know about Public Art and see if there will be a place for this piece in that arena. I'll also be applying for some grants that will hopefully fund the purchase of materials needed for the project. If you have experience with Public Art or Arts Grants, I'd love to hear from you!