Is he Offering or Receiving? Releasing or Gathering? Each drawing was created by a participant looking at weeds and everyday flowers under magnification.

Giving or Receiving – A Mural in process

Looking Closer + Natural and Human + Making Connection = Giving or Receiving

 

What does it mean to give? To receive? Is the wisdom in youth? In age? In humans? In nature?
What does it mean to give? To receive? Is the wisdom in youth? In age? In humans? In nature?

 

 

 

 

 

 

In late 2012, I was invited to apply for a mural commission in the City of Santa Cruz.  I was humbled to have my proposal chosen by a committee that included City and Museum professionals as well as multiple neighbors of the mural’s Park site.  Over the Winter, Spring and Summer of 2013-14, I worked with neighbors (approx 100 folks, young and old) in both formal and informal settings to co-create imagery, poetry and photography that would be collaged into the final artwork.  I am forever grateful to the many volunteers, professionals, students and neighbors who took part in helping co-create the final artwork.

We used a wonderful tool, originally created for use in educational settings, called The Private Eye.

 

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