The proposed launch phase would
include a traveling
exhibition designed to put forth the proposed project
and encourage participation by the community and especially engage in a
dialog about fathering, community building, structures of support,
for the next generation, etc..
This phase would also
include an interactive web site, a print publication and an
application procedure for placement of the "Fathers and Sons"
It would be
the intention of the
project to form a partnership with organizations that are involved in
fostering dialog and supporting fathers, their children and families
as well as arts/cultural/govenmental organizations that would support
the design and/or presentation of exhibitions.
If you would like to have a presentation or a
display/exhibition about this project scheduled in your community or a
community you know about, or if you'd like to have a conversation about
placing a "Fathers and Sons" sculpture in your community please write,
send an email or phone to let me know or fill out the feedback form on
this website. See above for contact info.
"Fathers and Sons"
a 10 f oot tall painted aluminum sculpture shown at Chicago's Pier
Walk on the Navy Pier and at the Wandell Sculpture
Garden in Urbana, IL Also shown is a 6'-8" tall
wood totem version of "Fathers and Sons" A
of models and drawings in the exhibition would demonstrate how each
sculpture in the World Wide Public Art Project would be unique.
"In a world in which we often find ourselves isolated and estranged
from one another, my work suggests and celebrates the
of relationship and community where love, support, playfulness and
individual self expression can flourish." -Peter W.
Peter had a display about the project at the Planners Network
National Conference in Rochester, New York in June and gave a
2 screen slide presentation sub titled: "Public Art as a Tool
for Community Activation".
A fountain competition was entered for the city of Boulder
Colorado which included a "Fathers and Sons" component. as a part of
the total community. This very ambitious project, with a
of $1,850,000 included a community totem in the center with 8
encircling it, including "Fathers and Sons", "Mothers and Daughters",
and Daughters", and all the combinations!
A project was being pursued to develop a "construction" toy - a
kit of parts that can be used by communities to develop their own
version of "Fathers and Sons" and which could be sold to generate funds
for the larger project.