bed prject 2000

bed project image

photo/minako

Bed.
That is the place for rest, comfortable, to dream the dreams,
to charge the new energy, and also the place for escape.
The character of the bed overwraps the nature in me to protect myself,
which I found it through the experience staying in New York for
a month 2009. I think we all human nature has it?

There is an idiom, “Make dirty one’s hands ”.
It has 2 different meanings, getting involve into dirty works and
“put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually happen.”

We have to get rest to uncharged new energy.
But, if we want to go to the next phase or create new things, we have
to go out our comfort zone. The action, paint the brand new bed
with hands link with this idiom and the circumstances of the USA.

President Obama said in his inauguration speech “For as much as
government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination
of the American people upon which this nation relies.
It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break,
the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see
a friend lose their job, which sees us through our darkest hours.
It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke,
but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally
decides our fate. Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which
we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success
depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and
curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old.
These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress
throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths.
What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition,
on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves,our nation,
and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly,
firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit,
so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.”

The brand new bed, painted by hands of over 30people
became a visual confession.

This messy bed looks very beautiful for me.