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#sitespecificinstallation

last.text.sent was a site-specific installation focusing on connecting passersby. The site was a forlorn stairwell that I regularly passed. I had first noticed the location while gathering beautiful rusted debris for a sculpture. In an attempt to connect with the hundreds of people that passed the location, I created an installation using the usual trope that attracts people, bright colors and paired it with symbols that are generally used to keep people at bay like caution tape, caution signs, and traffic cones. Even though the symbols are used to keep people away, I was planning for a 'rubber-necking' effect. The traffic signs also served a symbolic purpose of uniting the artist's two spheres of influence St. Petersburg and Tampa. The piece was accompanied by a written statement that read as a text message being sent by the last human on earth the had humorously died in that location.