Children living at the temporary housing complex in Okinawa, Japan, assemble the Yuuki Flower sculpture from its components for display in the community market and exhibition space. Daisuke Takeya (blond hair) and Chie Kajiwara (white t-shirt), the curators of the Field Trip Project, assist. It feels fantastic to see so much enthusiasm and interaction with our sculpture. It’s exactly the kind of experience that the art was designed to hopefully generate.
Our sculpture Yuuki Flower is going to Japan next week!! Today we gave the box of quilted leaves and velcro outfitted studend backpack back to the curator, Daisuke Takeya, who will be taking all the Field Trip Project artwork to Japan next week. The work will travel around Japan in disaster affected areas to cheer people up and bring people together. I cannot think of a better function for art.