An initial study, using objects from the environment to create biodegradable messages in the environment. Failure? No. Success? Hmm not really. Somewhere in between. These were at Ijams on the Meads Quarry hiking trail telling the hikers to ENJOY at the trail head and then to SHHHH and QUIET around the graveyard.
Things to do better? As I went back a week later after the initial install I noticed that they were small, very small, and they blended into the environment a little too well. This was also difficult to document and measure the success rate of the messages. Looking at other artists such as Stefan Sagmeister, this idea of messaging in the environment can be expanded upon.
http://scottburnham.com/urbanplay/ – Urban play in the city of Amsterdam that invited residence of the city to participate in design/art projects. This one in particular was in collaboration with Stefan Sagmeister and resulted in 350,000 euro cent pieces being laid out to say “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better”