The inspiration of this artwork comes from the idea that there should be more people educated about other places and cultures around the world. My artwork is going to be a wall with a gator deeply engraved on one side and a wild goat deeply engraved on the other side. In the middle of the statue there is going to be a window that you can look through and see the other city from a live video feed. The gator represents Gainesville because they are a big part of Gainesville and the wild goat represents Duhok. I want somebody who is viewing the artwork to want to learn more about other cultures around the world. For the size of the artwork I want it to be 4-7ft tall, 3-5ft wide, and 7 inches deep, so it is on the bigger side. The materials I want to use are carve able marble or metal, cameras for the window, and unbreakable glass panes. For the location, I want to put it in Depot Park and Gali Park or Azadi Park in Duhok. If it can’t go in those places any park would work fine. I chose a park because I think that it will bring more attention to the artwork.
Letter to the Mayor
Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,
My name is Adriana Sanchez. I’m an 7th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the relationship between Gainesville and Duhok.
The idea for my sculpture is for it to be seven feet tall, five feet wife, and seven inches deep. So it is taller than the average person, and so you can see it. I want my sculpture to be made out of concrete so it is sturdy, stable, and resistant to weather. My artwork is going to be in the shape of a wall with the measurements stated above. On one side there is going to be a gator deeply engraved into it to represent Gainesville. On the other side there is going to be a wild goat deeply engraved in it to represent Duhok. In the middle of my sculpture there is going to be a window where you can see other people looking at the same sculpture in the sister city. For example, if someone in Duhok and someone in Gainesville look threw the window they will see a live feed of the sculpture in their sister city. Please look at the attached drawings for better understanding.
I would like the sculpture to be installed in Gainesville and Duhok. I think the area right in front of the play area at Depot Park or the Sister Cities Pavilion in front of City Hall would be perfect locations for my artwork. Please see the attached visualizations.
I hope my artwork will inspire people in both sister cities to learn more about there sister cities and maybe one day come visit. I hope that my sculpture will remind people that they have friends on the other side of the world, and they are never alone. When someone looks at it I hope it drives them to learn more about there sister cities and the world around them. My artwork will celebrate are wonderful friendship that we have with Duhok, and it will teach people more about the world around them. It will also form a stronger bond and relationship then the one we started in 2006.
Thank you for your consideration,