2012 | 3D object | 12" x 24" x 12" | Take-A-Number machine, machine tickets, labels, marker, matboard
Feeling the pressures of life and the relentlessness of others requiring my attention one phrase kept popping in to my head: “Take a number.” This sparked the creation of the Take-A-Number thought machine. This interactive piece allows the viewer to have a snapshot of my thought process. The interesting part is that they don’t know, and won’t ever know, the full story. The participants then have to use their imaginations in order to fill in the blanks of where, why, who, or what I could have been thinking about. This piece demands viewer interaction both physically in pulling the tickets and mentally in finishing the story started by my thoughts.