The board used to make the bracelets they make at Fundación Tinguacó. WHY. MORE.
Letter to the Mayor
Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,
My name is Chris Harloff. I’m an 8th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Fundación Tinguacó.
I’d like to propose a large board, similar to the ones used to make the bracelets made at Fundación Tinguacó, approximately 5 feet tall, 7 feet wide, and 14 feet long, made of metal and plywood. There is nothing to really represent Gainesville, but that is to make people want to learn more about our sister school.
Ideally, the sculpture would be installed in Gainesville only. Hopefully somewhere near depot, or even on the pk campus would be nice.
I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Fundación Tinguacó. 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 Colombia and Gainesville.
Thank you for your consideration,
Gainesville Installation Views
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