A few weeks ago I wrote about doing a workshop at the Street Art Fair in July. The plans for that have changed considerably and grown into something far more exciting. The Street Art Fair, working with the Washtenaw Land Trust, has commissioned me to do a piece of public art about the ecology of Washtenaw County. This piece will start with satellite imaging and maps and include photos, drawings and stories contributed by the public. It's going to be a big piece - 4 panels each just shy of 4 feet on a side. People will have opportunities to send in their contributions in advance and to help assemble the piece at the Townie Street Party on Monday July 14th. more details to come on the specifics.
I'm very excited about this project! I love the idea of including people's memories and images in a way to document the ecology of our area. Special thanks to Shary Brown for coming up with the project and doing a lot of legwork to get it started along with Aaron Gold and Suzie Heiney.