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Dean Kenneth Elmore: dos@bu.edu (Dean of Students)

Dean Kenneth Freeman: kfreeman@bu.edu

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Dear Dean Elmore,

 

I am a student taking Site-Specific Art (AR521) with Professor Hugh O'donnell at CFA this semester. The objective of this course is to create an artwork at a specific location to make an impact or simply to beautify the place.

 

Currently I have a proposal for a project at the GSU's East Enclosure right outside your office. The glass windows at the corner, right by the entrance, and the potted plants inspired a greenhouse theme for this space. I really like how this space is very tranquil and conducive for students to come study, and would like to enhance these existing qualities by proposing my Greenhouse of Wisdom project.

 

The main feature of my proposal for this space would be the Tree of Wisdom. It is a tree bookshelf structure right on the center wall of this room. My main idea is for the tree to be the center of all wisdom and BU students are able to freely give and freely take any books on the shelves. I want to create a space to encourage the sharing, exchanging and transferring of knowledge within the BU community. I have chosen to use a tree not only because it goes with the greenhouse theme, but also because the network of branches signifies the relationships within BU community and how everyone can be connected in one way or the other. And through this network, knowledge can be shared. 

 

Another key feature is the light bulb plant sculpture. A light bulb is often used to represent inspirations and ideas, and I wish that this space could also become a creative thinking space where ideas generate. Other features of this proposal include adding more potted plants and replacing some of the existing furniture with garden furniture to create the tranquil greenhouse atmosphere I am striving for.

 

I would really love to know what you think about Greenhouse of Wisdom. I wish to schedule an appointment with you, along with Professor O'donnell, to give you a presentation of my proposal and for us to discuss further about the possibility of this project. Feel free to contact me through email (zoetey@bu.edu) or by phone (857-272-6390). Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

 

Tey Yee Jinn Zoe

SMG, Class of 2015

Boston Univeristy

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Dear Dean Freeman,

 

I am a student taking Site-Specific Art (AR521) with Professor Hugh O'donnell at CFA. The objective of this course is to create an artwork at a specific location to make an impact or simply to beautify the place.

 

I have noticed that SMG has quite a number or art pieces all around the building and most of them has a theme on nature. Currently I have a proposal for an art project at the water fountains near the bathrooms at the west side of the SMG building. I was inspired by the fact that water fountains in a building are very much like oases in grassland, and thus have decided to create art pieces of safari animals on the indented walls at the water fountains of every level in SMG.

 

These art pieces will be semi-pixelated images of safari animals (please refer to picture attached). The purpose of having a semi-pixelated image is simple. I just want to spark curiosity among viewers and users of the water fountains. When someone is drinking at the water fountain the image will be a blur, but when he or she steps back, the image of a giraffe or elephant will become clear to them. Once the image is recognized, one may feel amused and hopefully will response with a smile.

 

I would really love to know what you think about my art proposal. If possible, I wish to schedule an appointment with you, along with Professor O'donnell, to give you a presentation of my proposal and for us to discuss further about the possibility of this project. Feel free to contact me through email (zoetey@bu.edu) or by phone (857-272-6390). Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

 

Tey Yee Jinn Zoe

SMG, Class of 2015

Boston Univeristy

 

 

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