Then the piece was assembled on site and become a collaborative effort between the artist and the community. Each experience lasted an hour in length and with the use of a video and copper the interaction was recorded both visually and physically. After each park visit the copper was taken back to the print lab where three consecutive prints were made. Due to the pressure of the printing process after the initial print was pulled a large portion of the topographical marks were pressed out, making the first print so valuable because of the ephemeral nature of the project. The process had to be sequenced rocking then printing, rocking the printing, so that color choices could be made to delineate all of the different markings taken from each individual park. The color-coding key corresponds to the city of Atlanta map as well as the three intaglio prints. The fourth print was done in black to show the transformation of the copper and to capture its final state.


Collaborative Rocking

an interactive experience that yields an aesthetic residue

The project took place throughout the Atlanta area at ten public parks during the month of August 2011. Consisting of two folding chairs, a see-saw rail, and six feet of 5 mil copper, the object itself encourages conversation and interaction. Eight of the parks were chosen because they are classified as the only Regional parks in the city, these are major sites that draw a significant portion of users from outside the Atlanta city limits.