* * * Update 25 April 2014
I haven't had confirmation yet, but I've been told the picture sold for £300+, so that's great news. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
* * * Update 15 February 2014
This is the finished drawing. I've posted the finished drawing in higher resolution on twitter, hopefully at a legible scale! The link is here.
* * * Update 12 February 2014
The drawing is now FINISHED, so please don't send any more words to me!
I hope to put a viewable version online, but please bear in mind that this is an original drawing intended for private sale at a charity auction, so I can't reproduce it for wider distribution (although I will look into this).
* * * Update 5 February 2014
I have now received tons of responses via Twitter and Facebook. I have gathered all the tweets here. It makes fascinating reading - I'm looking forward to turning them into a drawing. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, see below!)
I have been invited to submit a piece of work to a charity auction, as part of an exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Devon.
The exhibition is called "Recollection: a contemporary art exhibition exploring memory", and I'd love your help with the piece.
Now, I'm intending to create a small drawing, a landscape, made up of words. I could just use my own thoughts and memories, but I thought it would be more interesting to create something from a sort of collective memory, by 'crowd sourcing' the words.
So - I'd like you to look at the photograph below and let it trigger a thought, a memory, a word… it doesn't really matter what it is - your first responses are probably the best.
I would then like you to tweet me (preferably) your word or phrase. Ideally it would fit in one tweet, and you should use the hashtag #hulbertmemory.
The aim is to use your words as the raw materials to make a drawing similar to this…
You can tweet me @mooseallain. Please make sure you use the hashtag (note it's 'hulbert' with an 'l') or I may miss your response. I can't promise that I will include your words (or if I do, that they will be legible!) and of course I reserve the right to change them as I see fit! I will try to credit everyone who contributes with a username, possibly on an accompanying certificate… I haven't quite worked that out yet.
I will of course keep you posted via twitter of any developments.