An experiment to take “Public Art” deeper; right into peoples homes and intimate spaces.
I was curious to try creating artwork for a sampling of “the public” for free and with no obligations, like I’d do in the street, but more directly. I really don’t know the public I’m working for when I make things anonymously, and often the idea of public becomes mythic and hazy. This seemed like a way to learn what different people thought of my work, and to experience some pressure from the close contact.
Key West is really diverse and I was naturally hoping to represent all of it by gifting artwork to all sorts of people. It would be nice to see a total portrait of the island in the documentation of my work + residents. I’m sure its is possible with enough time. The hesitation most people had, involved their landlords concerns or rules, as was the case with island military housing.
So as a project, its incomplete, but as an open ended inquiry, we’ve taken one step, learned some things, and had a good time. Thanks to everyone that participated, helped & hosted.