What do you see when you look into a mirror?
In San Francisco, residents soon will be seeing collections of words intended to be "messages of inspiration, encouragement, and hope", according to The SF Mirrors Project, a public art project whose only purpose is to "spread random happiness and inspiration to complete strangers."
Fully funded through Kickstarter by 130 supporters, the project, as conceived by Akin Bilgic, involves installing during the night around the city — on sides of buildings and bare walls, and in other public spaces — acrylic mirrors that bear a boldly lettered one-sentence message. As of mid-August, 100 mirrors, each approximately 1.5 feet wide by 3 feet high, had been purchased, and "feel good" messages have come in from project backers and others around the world (see a sampling here). Placement of the mirrors is expected to take place sometime this month.
Here's how the project was described at Kickstarter:
If you happen to be in San Francisco and come across a mirror, be sure to look. . . and smile.
Of related interest: Swings: Bolivia, a public art project that also fully met its funding goal.
What's your dream public art project? What's stopping you from making it happen? I invite you to share your visions in the comments section.