In October 2013, artist Jay Ludden and I collaborated on a piece at the Madison Children's Museum called What Does Home Look Like? For three hours during the Fall Arts Weekend hosted by the museum, we asked children interested in participating to write their name and age on a card with a "Hello my name is" sticker on one side. We then asked them to flip their cards over and write or draw what home looks like or means to them.
Once they were finished with their writing or drawing, we helped them attach their cards to sheer white ribbon tied to helium-filled 32" gold star mylar balloons. Five balloons total, with cards attached, make up the installation that now hangs in the atrium of the Madison Children's Museum. The installation will exist until the balloons lose enough of their helium that their shape is no longer evident and will be taken down at that time.