Public art pieces are often gifts for local communities. For instance, the artworks commissioned for the Folkestone Triennial were temporary or permanent artists’ contribution to the town’s life and landscape.
A tradition of offering and exchanging objects between communities still exists in many cultures. Pieces of art and craft become a symbol of respect and friendship. These days an array of objects including art works travel around the world and change their owners.
Imagine a public art work that would be inspired by these factors and could be a gift for a chosen local community.Image: Visitors enjoying ‘The Marvelo Project’ by Kaffe Matthews, Folkestone Triennial 2008.