Kristin’s 11 year old son, Griffin’s thoughts about Picket Dream by kristinmarting
June 14, 2010, 1:34 am
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It was amazing to see just 500 pickets, all about the American Dream. I was dumbfounded by the variety. I had no idea so many people had so different views about the American Dream. I thought it was magical to walk through the picket fence and see people’s American Dream. It was just a strange yet wonderful experience. I can’t imagine what 1000 pickets would be like. It would blow my mind. Well, I am a true supporter of Lush Valley and always will be, so this is Griffin, signing off.

FIGMENT- A new American Picket (Day 1) by kristinmarting
June 12, 2010, 4:05 am
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Day ONE- FIGMENT began today and so did our Picket Dream project!

What an interesting day.  We had people from all walks of life contribute- kids, teens, other artists, people visiting from Australia, an elderly woman, a school group, some Chinese tourists- everyone was very excited and thrilled to contribute to our growing fence.

As the day progressed, an interesting thing happened: the fence began to take on more and more meaning as people attributed more characteristics to it, and interpreted other people’s stakes.  Someone felt it looked like a memorial. Some people wanted to look at everyone’s dream before they wrote their own, others didn’t want to have anything to do with anyone else’s dream.

And then, a group of rowdy school boys were playing football, their ball landed inside our fence lines, and they tripped over our ropes that laid our the pattern in the grass.  We all got kind of mad, but when we asked them if they wanted to participate- a couple of them left their group and very quickly made a fence post and then went back to their game.  We all laughed- do fences really make good neighbors?!

We will continue to build, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-6

Stay tuned for more to come!