Friends know my office window has had a certain amount of character for the last two years.
In 2012, I found myself at a loss on the last day before the holiday break. With little ability to work (no one, and I mean no one, was working that day), I found myself in a creative space. This was the result.
In the event you aren’t a child of the 80s (or a big geek), you may not recognize him or his distinctive art style.
His name is Link and he’s the hero from The Legend of Zelda games. For those of you still not following along, he’s from a Nintendo game that came out in the 80s. You may also not recognize it, but he is completely made out of Post-It Notes.
In 2013, I made the decision to replace Link with a new creation. And again, on the last day before the holiday break, this was born.
In the event you don’t recognize this guy, his name is Cheep-Cheep and he’s the fish from Super Mario Bros. Sometimes he was flying out of the water and sometimes he was swimming happily in the underwater levels. No matter, he was always out to get Mario. And still, he was made out of Post-It Notes.
So this year, there was a certain level of pressure to top by past two Post-It Note creations. I’m happy to unveil the Post-It Project for 2014.
Yeah, to the average eye it’s a blank window of Post-It Notes. But there’s a catch… It’s not just a blank window overlooking an alley. It’s an interactive project that I officially invite you to take part in helping me create.
After a day and a few meeting with students, this is what it looked like:
What’s different? Notes.
I’m inviting students, faculty and staff to write notes to each other… notes of inspiration and positivity. Notes of self-worth and value. Notes written by your peers because they believe in you.
If at any time, someone needs a pick-me-up or a moment of inspiration, they’re welcome to stop by and take a note. No questions asked.
If they take a note, I’m asking they replace their note with a new Post-It in a different color. As the year progresses, the wall will grow and change, flowing with positivity and light. I consider it my first foray into an art instillation.
If you’re ever in the area, I hope you swing by, say hello and leave a note for someone. Or, if you need it, you stop by and take a note. It’s time to spread some light.