The Wish

The Wish, is a permanent installation that was installed at Anythink Huron Street, a library in Thornton, Colorado in the spring of 2014. Read my blog posts about how The Wish came to be: Part One and Part Two

Dandelions grow everywhere: who hasn’t picked one up, made a wish and scattered the seeds into the wind? We learn to do this as children and hold the memory throughout our lives.

The individual dandelion seeds in my sculpture The Wish symbolize private wishes, yet the piece as a whole serves as a metaphor for human connectedness: we all begin as a seed, we are all connected, and each of us travels far and wide throughout our lives like a dandelion seed carried on the wind.

My personal dream for The Wish is that the individual seeds will travel to all corners of the earth, representing a connection across borders, over seas, and through wars.

The next phase of The Wish is a Wishing Wall that will be installed first at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Michigan in April 2016. More details coming soon! In the meantime, here are the most recent WISH entries.

Click the “View More” link to view all of them.

I am still collecting wishes. Will you contribute a wish?

Make A Wish!

Fill out my online form.

I hope you will help spread the word about the project so that it will have many voices – please tell your friends who speak other languages to leave a message in their native tongues; have your children make a wish; make your own wish! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Feel free to leave more than one wish if your heart desires. Thank you

To date, I’ve received wishes from:

States:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachussetts
Minnesota
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
Wisconsin

Countries:

USA
Austria
Australia
Canada
Ecuador
England
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Mexico
The Netherlands
Pakistan
The Philippines
Russia
South Africa
Switzerland
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey