As Jon Burgerman likes to say, "It's great to create." With that attitude, it should come as surprise that Jon created not one, but two posters for Art in Ad Places!
Lately, Caroline has been thinking about how advertisements get people in a mode of not looking. Rather than experiencing public space, we put our heads down (or into our phone screens) to avoiding looking, ignoring all the beauty (and the ads) that surround us.
Jon's work speaks to that possibility of experiencing public space innocently, and finding beauty there. Here's what Jon has to say about his Art in Ad Places posters:
I fully support the idea to disrupt the onslaught of commercial images that swamp our cities and shared environments. I wanted to share work with no slogans, mottos, tag lines or credits. Just an intriguing image.
The pieces I chose are from a series of tiny sculptures I’ve been making, initially based on people, unknown to me, who i’ve seen in and around New York. I hoped the pieces would make people wonder who or what these things are, and perhaps find familiarity with the children’s modelling material that they are made out of. Maybe they will spark curiosity and joy and go someway to remind us that we were all once children, children who would play without any reason for doing so, and how wonderful that can be.