During those two years, the project took on a life of its own. Perhaps it is best said in an African proverb: We are because I am. I am because we are.
Below are photos of my response and that of my father who was the inspiration for this project, and the talk I give about this two-year photo/word project.
You might be interested in the word art that goes with this exhibit. It is a combination of everyone’s self-definition showing the most frequently used words as the larger ones. Look at it again. you’ll find it interesting.
Each one of the people who participated has a story and I have a story of my connection to them. David’s date to the high school prom is in the exhibit as well as an old boyfriend of mine.
Portraits are hanging in the room beyond the sanctuary, the hall and the entrance just off the hall. Space was limited but everyone who participated is represented. You will find smaller photos I took and definitions hanging on the silver tree. And on the bulletin board you’ll read definitions of people that I didn’t get around to photographing. There are a couple of pictures they sent to me. I hope you’ll add your own definition to the bulletin board. And please sign the guest book.
I hope you’ll talk among yourselves and connect in new ways today...