hello. i am a fellow portlander. i am an artist and i live in the SE. i am 25 and went to undergrad at amherst college in mass. i am contacting you because you seem to be the guy running the lj reed site. i have a proposition.
i am working on an art project and i need people to climb trees. i've been around the reed campus and believe there would be some decent trees to climb around there. i wanted to plan a get together at a certain time on campus where people could meet and climb trees. i was thinking you could help me post on here to let reed students know about it.
to say a little more about my project:
i ask people to climb a tree. i give them a little digital voice recorder and ask them to record their thoughts, feelings, memories about that particular climb or tree climbing in general. i take their picture and then i will compile them for a show.
first i realize this may seem a little weird coming out of nowhere, but i figured college aged kids would be willing to climb, and reed students have decent things to say. no to mention the nice campus with good trees to chose from. please tell me what you think, ie, is this a good idea... would you be interested? would other people?
if you'd like to see some work i've done go to http://toddsmith.deviantart.com/gallery/
there are descriptions of each piece below the image.
i'd really appreciate your thoughts on this idea and help getting in contact with any other students (art students) or who ever who might be interested in this.