About a month ago I was speaking to Laura on the phone and she said she had received a notice in the mail from RACC, Regional Arts and Culture Council, about a call for proposals for public art at a new skate park being built up in the part of town we are living in. Well normally I don't really do much with ideas that I have. All my life I have had fully realized paintings and sculptures come into my head, and I would never do anything about them......sure enough a few months later I would see it somewhere else, causing me to realize that art is an expression of the human soul as a collective, if I didn't express it, someone else would.
Well as some of you know I have been going through a lot of changes recently in my personal life and it has caused me to examine my way of living in detail. One of the things is how I relate to my expression, my art, and how I have always had little faith in its strength. I have always had a difficult time taking my hands off its throat. Well as I have had to examine all things, one of the main thoughts/feelings I am dealing with, is GOD. What, where, how, why, when.
A little while back I had mentioned I was doing some water colors of rocks, well this was right around the time Laura mentioned to me this proposal she had received. Well, the idea walked into my head and looked at me, and I had the familiar feeling of shying away from the challenge. A couple hours later, with encouragement from Laura and a decision that maybe the idea was not mine to dismiss, I started work on a proposal.
The basic idea was to take large boulders and cut them at various angles and make them skateable. Then place them in a way that creates a skateable zen garden, blending the skatepark into the surrounding enviroment, and providing a place of beauty not only to the skaters but the community as a whole.
Well I got back to my desk today, and the red light on my phone said I had a message.
It was RACC,
They want to interview me next Tues.
I am one of four.
I'll keep you posted.