I am keeping the spectacles idea but removing the beret. I am now thinking of having a piece of artwork that is important to each of us in each specticle frame.The colors here would represent Gainesville with orange and blue.
The size would be 8-9′ in height. 7′ wide
Red Frames to represent Rzeszow.
There are 2 pillars (benches) holding up the glasses. Both are white to represent Rzeszow.
The materials to use would definitely include sheet metal that catches attention.
The location I would choose would be in park in both Rzeszow and Gainesville. An alternate place would be outside the school in Rzeszow.
Letter to the Mayor
Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,
My name is Lamar Hobson Hall but I go by the name Hobby! 🙂
I’m a 6th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Rzeszow that was formed in 2013.
I’d like to propose a large sculpture, approximately seven feet high, ten feet wide, and 3 feet deep – just taller than a human to inspire awe while remaining approachable. This multi-colored shiny metal sculpture, in the form of a pair of spectacles ( 2 equal circles connected by a bridge) being held up by 2 pillars that you can physically sit on (to represent Rzeszow, they are white). The spectacles are red (also Rzeszow colors) and would contain a symbol in each “lense” in orange and blue colors. These symbols represent both places. The sculpture would be metal to be in line with most of the other sculptures around Gainesville, while also being strong and resistant to weather.
Ideally, the sculpture would be installed prominently in Gainesville and in Rzeszow. The Sister Cities Pavilion in front of City Hall or Westside Park in Gainesville would be perfect. In Rzeszow, they would be in the cultural park.
I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about the sister city program and especially about Rzeszow. 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 Rzeszow and Gainesville.
Thank you for your consideration,
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