My 2010 State Fair of Texas totem is called REALIZATIONS. Because I've had a few recently. I usually do more fun sculptures, but this one had a bit of angst associated with it. I thought it would be cool to make the piece a tad interactive and give Fair patrons the opportunity to contribute their thoughts. You have; I appreciate it, thank you.
Comments received at the sculpture:
I have come to the realization that as an artist my name has value.
The Great State Fair of Texas is the BEST of Texas
I realize Im depressed by not winning the Glue-A-Shoe contest
Thanks for the public ART!
Changing myself wont make people like me.
In 45 years, Ive realized that the only thing that redeems the sheer ugliness of humanity is art in its varying forms. Without it, we are nothing.     Holly
I realize I dont make enough time for fun; love.
You are good and kind and I love you
Life is short, Have Fun! Next year Ill come with my cousins, leave the husbands home! More fun!
I realize how great America is and how great the Texas State Fair is!
The State Fair is fun! Fun and Food. My two favorite things! You can never have too much of these.
Love Family Time! (the dot under the exclamation mark is a heart)     Diha R.
Life is too short to not make EVERY Place you go FUN!!     gwe
I realize how much I love Crystal even with all her amazing beauty
I realize that being a native Texan and a 65 year Dallasite, that we take for granted the fact that we have such a wonderful entertainment venue as the State Fair.     Steve C.
Love is endless.     Lezlee
Love hurts, but not for the reasons we think it does    Carolyn
are those GUNSHOTS??? Perfect!
I tried to read the classics that had guided me in adolescence and I could not bear them. I buried myself in the romantic writings I had repudiated when my mother tried to impose them on me with a heavy hand, and in them I became aware that the invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy, love. via email
It's just the open-ended "wanting" that makes us keep on looking looking looking for something something something....
Never ever cook bacon naked
Time is short; Life is long; Long live art
Health; New art inspirations; Realize improved ability
Fried beer sux! And life is not worth living in fear!
This one was written like this, sans bullets(ed)
Dear Jeff, I realized, after going around the Fair with 4 people over 70 and 2 in wheelchairs and in the past with kids in tow, that the best day that I have EVER had
was with you. Thank you so much.
People want to be lied to, as long [as] theyre entertaining and believable
three on one card(ed)
o I have realized I actually like alligator on a stick
o I have realized that I really can make friends wherever I go.
o I long ago realized that lifes too short to sweat the little stuff
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this artwork!