Beginning this Friday, visitors to my studio will be able to decorate, with words or pictures, a 2" x 2" bisque tile that will become part of the shrines or the pathways leading up to them. The decoration should address one of the four themes: Compliments, Money, Art, and Community. A tile depicting compliments might, for example, say "Love Your Work", "Good Job," "Beautiful," "Thank You," or something like that. A Money tile might have a Dollar sign on it, or a penny glued to it, or say something like, "Show Me The Money!" An Art tile could have an artist's pallette drawn on, or show a figure standing at an easel, or have a short quote or thought about the nature of art or its function. A Community tile might show people working together or holding hands, or say something like, "Working Together." These are just examples... I want YOUR thoughts! This is a community project so I would love to have the thoughts and pictures of as many people as possible included in the art! Come on out for First Friday and make your tile.
I will be coating the finished tiles with a shiny epoxy resin and using them to create the shrines and pathways as described in the previous post which laid out the plan for the artwork based on my own ideas and the suggestions of others who got on this blog to share their thoughts.
In addition to making a tile, you are invited to come down to my studio and help with the actual construction of the piece. Construction will take place on various dates so that everyone who would like to participate is able. I will be posting the dates here and on my Facebook page as soon as I know them. Stay tuned!