20 March, 2009

FIRST CRAFT OF SPRING: Greenville SC (Main St)

I ended up making 2 daffodils for The First Craft of Spring ( www.firstcraftofspring.blogspot.com or www.boozeandyarn.com ) public art project. Choosing the quote for the project was easy... "Be the change you want to see in the world ... Ghandi", has always been a favorite of mine. It puts the power of change on the individual... you don't have to wait for change to come... YOU can be the change!

I "planted" both of my daffodils in downtown Greenville on Main St., figuring that would be the area in which they had the most impact. Sugar Daddy helped me "plant" these at around 1 am; it was a little more difficult than I had imagined... lots of people (and policemen!) are still out and about downtown at that time. It was really hard being inconspicuous!

I chose the statue of Joel Poinsett , who was a physician, botanist and American statesman, as the spot for the daffodil in the pot cozy... it is right downtown, close to city hall. I think it will have good visibility there.

And then I chose the statue representing Sterling High School, which was South Carolina's first public black high school.

My hope for participating in this project is to highlight some Greenville history; and to inspire change... change that starts at an individual level -- but will end up impacting the world.



maryeb said...

You did an amazing job on the daffodils. They look gorgeous.

Brandy said...

Yea! They're planted!! I'm going to have to drive by City Hall today and see if your daffodil is still there. I certainly hope so. I planted one right in front of Starbucks on Main and I planted another at the entrance to Falls Park next to a bench. It was a lot of fun!! I just wish I had more to plant!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

That is awesome that you and Brandy both planted some daffodils.

It will be interesting to see reactions. I'll have to go drive downtown.