This piece is inspired by a project I was given in art school. It evoked quite a bit of excitement on campus. If I were mayor, I would involve several community sectors in making this type of art.
A piece of artwork is created or selected (fine art, poster, photo, map), in this case upper peninsula related, and duplicated so it may be cut up into grid squares or rectangles.
Community members, seniors, school students, business owners, etc. each receive one of the pieces, which has been numbered. These community participants also receive a piece of board in the same proportion, but much larger than the grid square provided.
Participants enlarge the design of of the small grid square onto the larger board. They may use any art supply or material, convert it to black and white, work in a style, etc. Participants work at home with their own supplies, or many small events could be orchestrated to provide guidance.
The “main event” is the reconstruction of the original artwork with the larger grid pieces, by number, by the participants. The now larger recreation could be set on the ground and viewed from above, affixed to a wall or building side. This project is fun, interactive and can be accomplished by participants on a wide variety of skill levels.