About 6 months ago I was given a wide open assignment in a beginning sculpture class to do a piece based around the idea of "growth." I had become increasingly interested in social interaction pieces, and specifically fascinated by a lot of the "Soul Pancake" pieces especially the one titled "Take a Seat- Make a friend?" So I decided to go for it!
With the help of David Bleckley at "EarthSwell" we walked the campus for an hour or so and came up with this little collaboration. It was more challenging than I imagined in my head. I was very nervous and had never done anything like this before. I envisioned an easy stand and hand balloons type deal on the high traffic area of the library Bridge at Clemson University, but It ended up being a chance to go and seek others.
I am very interested in love and how we give and receive love, but mostly in how fascinating it is to give love to someone and watch how that spreads around. To watch the chain of reaction that comes with someone awkwardly receiving a balloon but then turning around and passing it along to someone else.