[Ellis, Nicole] Mejdlaya Installation Art

Written Concept

A bench that represents Mejdlaya in Arabic and Gainesville in the form of a gator.

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,

My name is Nicole Ellis. I’m a 8th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Mejdleya. 
I’d like to propose a sculpture, approximately 8 feet high, 10 feet wide. In the form of a bench that will represent Mejdlaya and Gainesville. The sculpture would be wood.
Ideally, the sculpture would be installed prominently in Gainesville or in Mejdlaya at Depot Park in Gainesville  and I’m not sure on what location to put it in for Mejdlaya. 
I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Mejdlaya and . 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 consideration,
Nicole Ellis

Technical Sketch

Width 8ft. Height 6ft. Depth 2ft.

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Mejdlaya Installation Views

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