#FunFactFriday . . .did you know…sometimes (most often) #PublicArt projects take several months (years more like it) from concept to installation. It moves along something like this…an idea sparks conversation, search begins to find good match between idea and an artist, concept development between idea people and artist, contracts move to/fro until all parties satisfied, studio orders materials and secures additional staff to help create monumental work, 3-4 phases of the creation is presented to the commissioning parties for approval before each funding disbursement…then…delivery (which is another paragraph but I’ll spare all of us those details(!), installation, documentation, marketing and PR.
For example…the captions underneath each photo in this post are dated from 2012 (the beginning of a conversation) to 2014 July, last week actually. Congratulations Douglas — mi boyfriend and beloved caveman!