Thanks for visiting the Giant Ant Blog!
It's been quite an experience working on this project - my first ever public art sculpture. From sketching out my initial ideas, to finding materials, from designing the framework, to building the ant, and then doing the finishing touches -it has been a truly great process! And then having my sculpture vandalized and the resulting media attention, added a whole other dimension to the experience. First, trying to find out what happened from the police, then figuring out how to fix the sculpture, and then making my way amongst the countless interviews and resulting fanfare, not to mention the most excellent benefit dinner, were all things I hadn't anticipated when starting out on this artistic journey. But in the end it all worked out for the best, as it gave me the chance to talk further about my piece and public art in general, as well as hear back from the innumerable people in the community who shared their comments with me. I am eternally grateful for being part of this experience. I hope you enjoy the pictures and text here in this blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org