[Watson, Rylee] Fundación Tinguacó Installation Art

Written Concept

The artwork that I chose was a mural made out of many pre-made bracelets, like the ones made in Tinguaco, to look like the P.K. Yonge logo, a blue wave.I want someone, when they see this, to be drawn in and look closer at exactly what this mural is made out of and make them wonder what the bracelets mean and hopefully learn more about our sister school.I plan for this mural to be about 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall.I plan for the back of this mural to be made out of a type of wood and the bracelets used to make the design would be made out of thread and beads. The shape of the blue wave represents PK and the bracelets represent Tinguaco. I would put the mural somewhere in or outside of the new middle/high school building. Another place I would put the mural is either in the elementary building, at the entrance to the school, by the offices. 

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Dr. Lynda Hayes,

My name is Rylee Watson. I’m an 8th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between P.K. Yonge and Tinguacó. 

The artwork that I chose was a mural made out of many pre-made bracelets, like the ones made in Tinguaco, to look like the P.K. Yonge logo, a blue wave.I want someone, when they see this, to be drawn in and look closer at exactly what this mural is made out of and make them wonder what the bracelets mean and hopefully learn more about our sister school.I plan for this mural to be about 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall.I plan for the back of this mural to be made out of a type of wood and the bracelets used to make the design would be made out of thread and beads. The shape of the blue wave represents PK and the bracelets represent Tinguaco. I would put the mural somewhere in or outside of the new middle/high school building. Another place I would put the mural is either in the elementary building, at the entrance to the school, by the offices. 

Ideally, the sculpture would be installed prominently in Gainesville and in Santa Marta. Somewhere on our PK campus, specifically the front parking lot or the art area where the new entrance will soon be would be perfect locations. 

I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville and PK to learn about Santa Marta and 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 teachers and students at Tinguacó and P.K. Yonge.

Thank you for your consideration,

Rylee Watson

Technical Sketch

Gainesville Installation Views

Santa Marta Installation Views

3D Model

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Budget and Materials List

Additional Supplies:

String, beads, and the bracelet looms would be needed to make the bracelets to color the design and to bring in a part of Tinguaco. All could be easily found at a craft store such as Jo-Anns and the looms could be easily made with boards and nails.

Suggested Artists

Sister City

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