Art Builds

Virtual Art Build for Earth Day!

Art Builds: Saturday, 4/11 through Wednesday, 4/15
Image Released: Earth Day, 4/22

Earth Day 2020 is just around the corner!

While we may not be able to gather to celebrate Earth Day in person this year, we can still create a collective voice and vision for the future to share far and wide!

We are collecting images of our community holding up letters to spell out the phrase below, and we invite you to participate! The message will read:

WE ARE ALL TOGETHER
ON EARTH
THIS IS CLIMATE CRISIS
HONOR INDIGENOUS WISDOM
ON EARTH
BAIL OUT PEOPLE
ON EARTH
WE DEMAND A JUST TRANSITION
ON EARTH
FOR EARTH

We need 128 people to create a homemade vertical sign of one of the letters, then take a photo of yourself holding it (details below)! When we have all the letters, we will put the letter-photos together to spell out the phrase below. We will share this image on social media on Earth Day (and hope you will, too!). We may also use this image in the future in letters to legislators, power holders and other strategic decision makers, print it on a public banner, and/or project it onto a building or wall during actions!

Instructions:
1. Let us know that you want to participate! Post on this Facebook Event, send us a private message, or send an email to xractionsf@gmail.com.
2. We will reply with your assigned letter.
3. Make a letter-sign of your assigned letter! See “Guidelines” below.
4. Take a photo of YOU holding up your letter-sign, and submit it by Wednesday, April 15 to this Facebook page, or email it to xractionsf
@gmail.com.
4b. If you submit your photo via this Facebook event, please submit it on the thread titled “Submit your photo here” so we can find them all, and so that you can see what each other have done!

Guidelines
We want this art-build to look really awesome! Therefore, we have a few guidelines for you to follow, if you want (art is art, and rules are optional, after all!).

Your sign should be 11×17 inches. That’s the size of 2 pieces of regular printer paper taped together along their long edge. Feel free to actually tape 2 pieces of paper together if that works for you, or use something else!

Please try to make the letter from something darkish on a lightish background. This will make the message “pop”!

When you take the photo, make sure we can see your face, but not much more than that. The letter-sign should fill most of the photo. Also, double-check the photo to make sure it is bright enough and not blurry, so the letter is easy to read.

Thank you!

THIS ACTION WAS INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF DAVID SOLNIT of ART AND REVOLUTION – THANK YOU, DAVID!!!