Friday, November 11, 2016
I am proposing a group collaborative project titled Indivisible. I am inviting anyone who would like to participate to create a 12"x 12" square of art or writing that demonstrates any or all of the following:
These squares will be mounted onto fabric, and then sewn into a bigger work, quilt-like style. I envision this final work to be very large - 14' x 48'- the size of a standard billboard. The intent of this piece is to not only bring as many of us together as possible but also to serve as a larger statement of us as a community and as a nation.
This project is to be a positive step forward for all people to participate in regardless of race, gender, creed, color or political affiliation. We have heard and keep hearing about the divisiveness of our current political spectrum as well as the division of our country. Let's prove that wrong.
Anyone is allowed to participate in this project; it is meant to be inclusive and not limited to artists or adults. Please feel free to share this project and get your family, friends and neighbors involved.
Most any material and technique can be used to create your 12"x12" artwork - sewing, collage, painting, drawing, photography, writing, mixed media, etc. Please keep in mind that these individual squares will be mounted to fabric and displayed in a group.
For those in Los Angeles, I will collect these artworks from you directly. For those outside the Los Angeles area, please mail your artwork to me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you my mailing address.
As finished squares are given to me, they will be documented and posted to this blog and other social media. With permission, participants' names and materials will posted as well.
I am working on finding a location (or multiple locations) that are open to the public and civic engagement that would be willing to display this work. I will keep you posted.
In the near future, I will host workshops so we can get together and work on this project. Feel free to host a workshop at your location as well. Document your progress and workshops, and send pictures too.
My goal is to collect (672) 12"x 12" squares for this project. However, I would love to collect twice as many squares- (1,344) -so that the finished work can be displayed hanging and both sides can viewed.
I would like to receive these in groupings, so here are the next set of deadlines (the first was in December.)
EIGHTH DEADLINE: Friday, July 22
NINTH DEADLINE: Friday, August 25
Send me an email if you are interested in participating or have any questions: email@example.com
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone will create!