i see the beauty of an idea. i love the computer simulation. and sadly, i've seen other art organizations getting behind this project. i can't blame them, or anyone. it's a great concept. and it would be amazing if it worked (or works...if they get that far) but i'm so deep into the concern for the health and well being of the plants that i can't get behind it. not in a "i love all living life forms" kinda way, as i kill more plants in one day of work than this project will ever kill. my concern is from a visual stand point. unhealthy bamboo looks like sh*t. bamboo with no leaves on it looks bad. and let's also focus on this joyful idea..."they've even talked of mining moisture from the air to water the bamboo." the air in Los Angeles....right next to a freeway. seriously? what planet are these pie in the sky optimists from?? how about they mine the water, fill their cups up, and all take a big drink.
keep in mind, bamboo is the main thing i hate about this proposal. there are other things i hate, from a gardening point of view, but the bamboo is the main thing i hate.
to end on a positive note, i do like that so many people like the idea of removing billboards and creating art. i'll give money for that.
I work a lot with 3d printers and the 3Doodler has no appeal. Low resolution and weak cohesion make this useless for anything functional. Only thing I see coming out of this are novel drawings and craft art. I imagine most users will shelf these after a couple uses.
My friend and I have spent the last few years doing collaborative drawings as a bit of a respite to our day jobs. We play off our contrasting styles and make each other laugh. We decided to turn our efforts into a skateboard company. We founded The Butcher Shop Skateboard Company in an attempt to connect with our community and bring back the level of detail and care to the skateboard art we remember from our childhoods. We began drawing deck designs to scale and decided to create limited edition screenprints of the designs to try to raise funds to do actual board runs, t-shirts, etc. The prints are 11" x 35" screen printed 4/C process. They are $40ea + shipping. Please PM me with thoughts, advice, or orders.