This idea of community has been bumping around in my head lately. I tried to incorporate a community based art project into my school work this semester. After several back and forths with my graduate professor I realized that this was going to take more time and effort than I could give it in the next four weeks so I will need to do it later (I also felt that my original goal of celebrating the ceramics community at ACC, an also, in my own little way, remembering the department chair that we lost this spring, had been lost through all the revisions and changes.). Though I have given up on the idea for the time being, it is still rattling around in my head. On Friday, I attended an awards ceremony for the Colorado Association of Librarians. Much of the discussion here centered around the communities that were served by these libraries and how the libraries worked to address the unique concerns of their patrons. Wouldn't it be neat to explore the ways that community is the same and different from one area to the next, probably through the eyes of children. I'm considering bringing in the cookie cutter house form to this idea and taking it to various communities throughout Colorado. It would be a means of exploring what home and community mean to children living in urban, suburban, and rural areas and children of various socio-economic demographics.
Always intriguing how the ideas from one project can lead into the next one.
This week I'm busy trying to wrap up both the bank commission and a project for school, so lots of glazing! Hopefully I will have images from installations in a couple of weeks to share with you all.