Location, History, Community
I don't start out with a fixed idea, or a fixed medium.
I take a location, usually driven by some planning condition, the location comes with a built in history and community.
I do my research in the obvious places,I test out its accuracy, by this time I usually think I have the feel for the place.
The next step is to make contact with local groups and ask local residents to tell me what is important to them. I reserve the right to totally change my mind on anything I previously thought at this stage.
Depending on what I learn, an idea slowly forms, my objective is for the residents to feel empowered by the process. the client may have a specific idea as to the form that the finished piece should take, a wall , a sculpture etc. I prefer the forming idea to take the driving seat.
At the end of the process we have a little party.
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