[Rollins, Aiyana] NJEIS Installation Art

Written Concept

Two chairs. One for NJEIS and One gainesville to represnt their relationship of being sister cities/schools.

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Dr Hayes,

My name is Aiyana Rollins. I’m an 7th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Njeis. 

I’d like to propose large twin sculptures, both of them are two feet tall and three wide., seven feet wide, and two feet deep – just taller than a human being to inspire awe while remaining approachable. These wooden sculpture, in the form of a cedar tree (to represent Njeis) and an oak tree (to represent Gainesville), would embody the growing relationship between Me Njeis and Gainesville that began in 2015. Please see the attached drawings for more detail. The sculpture would be fashioned from pressure treated live oak/pine or cedar to evoke the native flora of Gainesville/Njeis while also being strong and resistant to weather. 

Ideally, the sculptures would be installed prominently in both Gainesville and Njeis . The Sister Schools Pavilion in front of City Hall in Gainesville would be a perfect location. The proposed location in Njeis is yet to be determined. Please see the attached visualizations.

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

Thank you for your consideration,

Aiyana Rollins

Technical Sketch

Gainesville Installation Views

Njeis Installation Views

3D Model

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Budget and Materials List

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