Out of all the artists we looked at during class I found the Red76 Dragon project to be the most intriguing. I really like how they took a childhood fear of dragons and used it as a springboard to promote the idea of dialog between people who are perceived different. However I feel like the actual visuals of the project could have been better. The designs could have been more intricate and ascetically pleasing. The concept came from a child but I did not feel that the design needed to follow the trend of a childhood tree house. I do not know how much time the artists where given but, personally I felt more could have been done from a visual standpoint. The artists using recycled materials was am added bonus. Anytime public art is created I feel like using recycled materials is an added element that is always interpreted. Just looking at the construction you may not understand the concept, however it will exude the idea of reusing materials. Basically if all else fails the viewer will be reminded of their environmental responsibility.
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