The Dinosaur Onesie Project was designed to create a community based in happiness through various forms of artistic expression.
The Dinosaur Onesie Project was designed to create a community based in happiness through various forms of artistic expression. The art encourages interaction and conversation, which facilitates the opportunity to positively impact people’s perspective. These affects of the project stimulate face-to-face exchange and are enhanced through digital networking.
The Dinosaur Onesie Project- Road Trip West Coast will go into different communities throughout California and Oregon spreading happiness. This will be done through a number of different ways.
-Wax figures will be placed in public areas with a note attached to each asking the individual to take their dinosaur on an adventure and post pictures on The Dinosaur Onesie Project website.
-Collaboration with community members to host silk screening events and Artist Talks to further educate others about The Dinosaur Onesie Project
-Along the way I will documenting the whole experiences in various forms: video blogs, pictures, posting updates on the website. This way everyone can join me on the road trip. It will be like your with me on the ADVENTURE!
**All documentation will be apart of The Dinosaur Onesie Project Exhibition Fall 2012
During the summer 2011, I was hospitalized for a chronic medical condition. But I feel that the way that I looked at the situation morphed my experience into a positive one. Of course, nobody wanted to be at the hospital. I reacted to the situation by purchasing a green dinosaur onesie I found on the internet. I wore the dinosaur onesie around the hospital and was immediately gratified by the smiles that were brought on by my action. Who knew something so small could have such an impact on a stranger?
When I returned to college in the Fall, I noticed that during midterms and finals the similar air that was at the hospital was taking over the university. It quickly became apparent to me that this was the perfect environment to start The Dinosaur Onesie Project in hopes of making a difference.
The Dinosaur Onesie Project began with creating 100 miniature dinosaur onesie figures modeled after my own image. I placed the wax dinosaur onesie figures around campus in unsuspecting places anywhere the little figure could fit! Attached to each wax figure was a note that said, “Take me on an adventure! Find out more information and post pictures at [thedinosauroneiseproject.tumblr.com]!” My hope was that random people would find, interact with, and post pictures of their dinosaur onesie figure. The dinosaur onesie figurines were a gift for each person to keep.
Although The Dinosaur Onesie Project showed much success, I wanted to further develop the artwork. The Dinosaur Onesie Project: ...you will not be the death of me entails asking strangers, friends, and family to bring shirts or other flat surfaces to a designated location where I silkscreen the text “I was extinct once before... ...you will not be the death of me” and an image of the dinosaur onesie figure is centered in the text. The silkscreen gift, like the wax figurine, are free.
This project is a reminder that no matter how difficult a situation may be, attitude and perspective have powerful psychological and social effects. Each person has the power within themselves to overcome obstacles to live a positive, fulfilling life.
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