[Bain, Jessica] Mejdlaya Installation Art

Written Concept

The state of my artwork is that it is in the shape of a cross kind of, but it is on its side and it has the names Gainesville and Mejdlaya but in Arabic. It would be about 6 ft tall and 5 /15 ft wide with concrete on bottom for support as a base. The materials I would use is metal or some type of wood that would be durable to wind and extreme weather. In conclusion, the location I would want it to be in is like in a park or somewhere in the middle of the town where everybody would see it. 

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,

My name is Jessica Bain. I’m an 8th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a word of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Mejdlaya.

I’d like to purpose a large sculpture, approximately 6 feet high, 5 1/2 wide. Just taller than a human to inspire awe while remaining approachable. This metal sculpture, in the form of a cross with the colors red, green, and white(to represent Mejdlaya) and orange and blue(to represent Gainesville, this would embody the relationship between Gainesville and Mejdlaya that began in 2015. The sculpture would be metal to be in line with most of the other sculptures around Gainesville, while also being strong and resistant to weather.

Ideally, the sculpture would be installed prominently in Gainesville and Mejdlaya. The Sister Cities Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park would be a perfect location. 

I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn more about Mejdlaya. I hope that it will be a physical reminder of our friends in other countries. When someone looks at it, I hope they think about how big the world is, and how we have friends on the other side of the world that want to meet us and share their culture with us. It will bring our cities closer together, it will celebrate our friendship, and it will make the world at once more wondrous and more accessible to the people of Mejdlaya and Gainesville.

Thank you for your time,

Jessica Bain 

Technical Sketch

Gainesville Installation Views

Mejdlaya Installation Views

3D Model

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Budget and Materials List

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