Punching Bag Project
When I moved into my new studio the previous tenant Bill Fischl of Art Screen had left behind two cases of toy punching bags. I asked Bill what he wanted to do with them. His response was to put them in the dumpster. Even though they were in the way, I hesitated to do that. I thought there must be something I could do with them. A few days went by and the idea came to me to give one of these toys to each of the twenty four artists, to use in the creation of a new work. The parameters were wide open. They could use the box the object came in and/or the punching bag in anyway they wished. I was looking forward to seeing how such a diverse group of artists would respond to this project.
The results are amazing! I thank everyone who has participated in making this project a great success.