A Flower for Your Thoughts is a socially engaged art project that centers around informing people about the environment and exchanging prints for for their thoughts on what they appreciate about the earth. Each person received a print of a blooming tree, poetry, and a quote. In return, they wrote what they loved or appreciated about the earth on a flower cut out and took a picture with their flower. I handed out the prints on evening at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. I gave my prints to whoever was willing to talk for a few moments and pose for the photograph.
When performing this project the best part was watching people stop what they wee doing and look around at the world they lived on. We often get caught up in the hustle of getting things done and don’t stop to appreciate the things around us. Overall, it was a really enjoyable experience.