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