Creating a Walking Monument:
There are thousands of monuments to tragedy, sociopaths and rationale; made of stone and metal they are monuments only to the history of mistakes. This is the creation of an active, moving Monument to Reason and the higher qualities of human possibility. This project was conceived as a form of Fine Art. The medium: anticipation and enthusiasm; the canvas: a human life. The purpose: to rekindle in a person the habit of searching for and anticipating grand adventures and creating beauty. The Art Piece: one who becomes their own hero and as such is a Walking Monument to Reason and the beginning of a spiral that touches all things...nothing is as contagious as human attitude and emotion. Be a part of this.
The person chosen to be the Walking Monument will receive a backpack, an airline ticket, a debit card, cell phone, instructions to their first destination and a box. In that box are six rings. Six children from around the world will be chosen with whom the Walking Monument will personally correspond along their way so that they are part of the adventure as well. Along their journey the traveler will leave in a secure place a ring for each of the six children. It can only be retrieved by the child themselves at whatever point in time. It will be waiting as a magnet powering wonder, anticipation and the knowledge that there are energies that are there for them...and they must be one for others.
Other contents of the box include: the trinketry and mystery that spark the flame of curiosity, each tied to a clue that leads to an adventure. Tickets, keys, addresses...Each journey is custom tailored.
This is a gift to the recipient. No exchange of money or services is expected, required or implied.
This project is supported by a series of very limited edition, signed and numbered prints offered from the Artist's private collection. They will appear on a monthly basis on the Table of Twelve page of this site.
If one institution exists that demonstrates human merit, it is the library. A monument to our ability to chose to understand and embrace more, to go beyond the borders of default mentality. One of the tasks of the Walking Monument is to present to a library a specifically crafted free standing Window which will be shipped to them at the time. Among the libraries will be the Oxford Bodleian Library, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, the university libraries of Salamanca, Bologna, al-Qarawiyyin, Alexandria...the list goes on as there will be many Walking Monuments to continue the project. In honor of the tradition of expanding knowledge the windows given will reflect a culture other than that native to the library's location.
*This project has no association with religion or dogma of any type nor with any national, political or special interests.