Erika Blumenfeld (District D) has reimagined “Sky Scrolls: Houston”! Rather than producing a sculpture installed outside in the urban environment, she has decided to embed the sculpture within the community itself. Blumenfeld’s “Sky Scrolls: Houston” artwork envisions collecting written personal narratives of people’s experiences of wonder gazing up at the stars.
Blumenfeld invites the Houston community to participate in this new free public artwork for her Sky Scrolls project. You can submit a night sky story from a past experience or a current one and your story can describe an experience you had in any part of the world. The first 30 Sky Scrolls submissions from District D residents will be 3D etched inside a 4-inch crystal sphere and mailed to their respective storytellers—the sphere will be theirs to keep! The relative placement of each sphere within the community will be logged and the cumulative locations will be symbolically plotted to create a constellation of the Sky Scroll’s stories as an artwork within the community. The stories will be showcased on the upcoming Sky Scrolls website. Anyone is welcome to submit a story, but only District D residents will receive the crystal sphere. To learn more about the project, see what upcoming celestial phenomena are happening or to submit your story, visit: skyscrolls.com.