If we could see the end result of every small action we take everyday, our entire world would change. This is because our behavior would change. This is why I like to use words in my art: so that we can reflect on our actions, even if it is just for one second.
I put four contemplations in four directions on my box, to greet four types of people at a busy intersection:
• “Be Mindful” is for the pedestrian approaching the intersection, to remind them that even simple tasks are best done with great attention.
• “Be Courageous” is for cyclists and drivers waiting at the stop signal, who might be distracted by challenges they are facing.
• “Be a Steward of the Earth” is for the lingerer who might stop to look at the art, and wants to think more carefully about their actions and why they matter.
• “You Can Make a Difference” is for the pedestrian who just finished crossing the street, who now can leap forward with confidence.