Letter to the Mayor
Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,
My name is Diana Ashley. 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 Rzeszów.
I’d like to propose a large sculpture, approximately five feet high, 7 feet wide, and 3 feet deep. This metal sculpture would embody the relationship between Rzeszów and Gainesville that began in 2006. Please see the attached drawings for more detail. 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 Rzeszów. The Sister Cities Pavilion in front of City Hall or plaza would be perfect locations. Please see the attached visualizations.
I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Rzeszów. 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 Rzeszów and Gainesville.
Thank you for your consideration,
Where does the inspiration from the artwork come from? What do its parts represent?
My inspiration come from the love I have for my city and the way we stick together. I want Rzeszow and Gainesvilel to stick together like glue the way my city does
What do you want somebody viewing the artwork to feel/understand/do?
When my art work is viewed, I want the person to feel safe and loved and feel the connection between the cities
Why is it the specific size that it is? Height, area, weight, etc.
It is not a specific size for any reason but I want it be big, almost 6 feet by 6 feet.
Why these materials? What do they mean? Are these practical choices?
I chose metal because it tough and can’t be broken, hopefully just like the cities relationship.
What is the meaning behind the shape of the artwork? Are some of those decisions made for safety or strength?
The shape of art work will look likee a bottle of glue. The glue represents the how the people of our cities stick together.
How does the artwork enhance the surroundings? How do the surroundings enhance the artwork?
I guess it would stand out and look pretty people so people would like to see it
Is there anywhere else that this artwork would work? What changes would have to be made for this alternate location? My artwork should be somwehere special that people could come and see it, like city hall, PK Yonge or a park. No changes would be made with changing the location.
Gainesville Installation Views
Rzeszów Installation Views
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