A 3d cube with a stand, with NJEIS side on one side and PKY side on the other.
Letter to the Mayor
Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,
My name is Thomas Jay Romaraog. 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 Nanjing.
I’d like to propose a large trophy-built like, approximately 20 feet high, 10 feet wide, and 3 feet deep – making it big for enough people to identify the artwork. This sculpture is made out of concrete and metal, in the form of a trophy with two sides, a Nanjing side (to represent Nanjing) and a Gainesville side (to represent Gainesville), would represent how Gainesville and Nanjing are on different sides, but on the same block. Please see the attached drawings for more detail. The sculpture would be fashioned from metal and concrete to keep the sculpture stable.
Ideally, the sculptures would be installed prominently in both Gainesville and Nanjing. The Sister Cities Pavilion in the front-side of P.K. Yonge’s new building. The proposed location in Nanjing is yet to be determined. Please see the attached visualizations.
I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Nanjing and China. 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 Nanjing and Gainesville.
Thank you for your consideration,
Thomas Jay Romaraog
Gainesville Installation Views
Nanjing Installation Views
Budget and Materials List