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  FOREWORD

This story began only a few short months ago, during the period of social and physical distancing. After weeks of isolation, the only safe places where my wife and I could meet our 4 year old granddaughter was in parks, like the Cherry Beach.

On one of those walks she found a piece of dry bark and asked me:
– “Grandpa, could you make something out of this?”
– “Yes.” I answered.
– “What would you like me to make for you?”
– “A reindeer.”

And so a reindeer was born. Or should I say, re-born. As coincidence would have it, when my daughter was young I invented a bedtime story for her starring a reindeer—and not an ordinary reindeer, a green-haired one.

Here is an excerpt from that story:
“In a country far away (or very close just around the corner) there was a reindeer living in a place where nobody liked him. People chased him away, nobody wanted his company. He wandered, pondering why until one day walking by a lake he noticed his reflection. The reindeer had green hair, hair like nobody else.
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Under the surface of the lake, the reindeer noticed a beautiful underwater town. He dove down to get a better look. The people of the town looked just like him, but also nothing like him. Many had green hair and others hair of various colours. They greeted him with smiles and he felt happy and free.
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Now ahead of them lay a task, to transfer that sense of mutual acceptance to others, above the lake’s surface. To explain to them that the right to be different is a basic human right.”

    PROPOSAL

In our physically distant present, interactions with public art and each other require a distance, but I hope that we can bridge these gaps by engaging with nature and using window display where my creations can be explored without being present in the physical space and interaction with other art enthusiasts.

Through the use of natural, recycled materials, I hope to create minimal or no waste in the production of this commission and instead honour the potential found in organic materials all around us. I would provide several dozen of these toys depending of the requirements of the space.

Toys vary in sizes between 20 x 15 x 10 cm [~ 8 x 6 x 4 in] for the largest to
8 x 6 x 5 cm [~ 6 x 3 x 2 in] for the smallest. Each would carry a singular perspective, equal, reciprocal and interconnected.

I would like to see them displayed on the transparent plexiglas shelves. One singular shelf is approximately 70 x 20 cm [27 1/2 x 8 in] wide consisting of maximum of 6 in one set, attached among themselves and to the ceiling with decorative ropes. Toys could be secured to the shelf with tiny almost invisible fishing lines.

I would like to include in the “display set” decorative plaque with short description of the project.

Sketch is provided to explain how “display set” could be assembled. No special lighting is required.

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=> proposal for DesignTO Project - PDF document

 
         
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green hair raindeer 1 I self portrait  
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  rainbow colour hair bird I green hair raindeer #2 an the bird  
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  green hair giraffe I giraffe. green hair raindeer #2 and the bird  
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green hair dog, girl and the table I girl with the pink hair  
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  green hair dog I green hair dog and bull  
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green hair bear, chair and the tree I green hair fiery  
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green hair raindeer #2 I green hair cheetah  
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green hair raindeer #2 and cheetah I green hair toucan  
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green hair raindeer #2 and lama I green hair lama  
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green hair dragon, 2 wheels, 11 legs, 2 wings I green hair dragon, 2 wheels, 11 legs, 2 wings  
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green hair unicorn I green hair unicorn  
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gruffalo's child with stickman I green hair salamander  
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  stick man I green hair rain deet #1 & #2  
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  jara our dog I jara our dog  
     
  green hair fiery, unicorn & salamander I lama & green hair bull ferdinand  
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  green hair bull ferdinand I green hair giraffe & green hair dog  
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  gruffalo's child visit I Plexiglas shelf display set with toys  
       

 

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