[James, Natheniel] Naryn School No. 8 Installation Art 1

Written Concept

The concept of my artwork are two flag people holding hands to represent Gainesville and Naryn’s relationship. Naryn’s flag will have mountains on it, to represent their rocky mountain surroundings. Gainesville’s flag will have an alligator representing our swampy wet surrounding. The goal of my art work is to remind people of how big the world is and to make people want to learn more about sister cities around the world. I propose a Sculpture that is 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide just above the average human The materials will be mostly wood because it is very cheap and affordable but at the same time strong for a very long time. The location of the artwork will be in front of the PK Younge auditorium parking lot because there are many blank areas that could use the help of a colorful sculpture. 

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,

My name is Natheniel James. 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 Naryn Kyrgyzstan.  

I’d like to propose a large sculpture, approximately six feet high, ten feet wide, and 3 feet deep – just taller than a human being to inspire awe while remaining approachable. This wooden sculpture, in the form of two flag people holding hands (to represent Gainesville and Naryn), would embody the relationship between Naryn and Gainesville. Please see the attached drawings for more detail. The sculpture would be wooden. 

Ideally, the sculpture would be installed prominently in Gainesville and in Naryn. In front of PK Younge’s parking lot near the auditorium would be the perfect location for this sculpture. Please see the attached visualizations.

I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Naryn. 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 Naryn and Gainesville.

Thank you for your consideration,

Natheniel James

Technical Sketch

Gainesville Installation Views

Mejdlaya Installation Views

3D Model

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Budget and Materials List

Suggested Artists

Sister City

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