Originally published in Walker Open Field Blog June 21, 2012
Name: Samuel Hanson Willis
Occupation: Family Medicine Physician and Creative Problem Solver
City/Neighborhood: Windom Park/Minneapolis
Open Field Activity: Better Together: A Collective Drawing Experiment
Description: Draw: “BECOMING BETTER.” Connect with the Open Field community by sharing your ideas about what “becoming better” means to you through the act of drawing. Your drawing will be added to a collection of images by others and assembled into a digital flipbook. As the project evolves it will be visible at www.doctorsam.us/art.html. Check the website this fall to watch the idea take shape.
Dates of Activity: June 23, 2012 & July 28, 2012 from 2- 5 pm.
1. Fill-in-the-blank: _______________ is what we make together.
Life is what we make together.
2. What is your favorite public space in the Twin Cities or beyond?
Twins Stadium – I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I just absolutely love being outside with 30,000 plus other people enjoying all that summer baseball at the park means. Outside of MSP it would definitely be the porticos and piazzas of Bologna – Sunday evening stroll on the Central Plaza is one of life’s great pleasures.
3. What is the perfect Minnesota summer activity?
4. Who do you dream of attending your activity?
Anyone with a little spark of creative drawing energy. I hope that kids and adults of all ages will contribute a drawing. The first day coincides with MSP’s GLBT Pride festival, so I hope we’ll have some visitors from Loring park – friends new and old.
5. What other Open Field activity are you looking forward to this summer?
As many as I can attend. I’m particularly excited for Art Swap!
6. What is your favorite summer song?
I think that Beck’s “Que Onda Guero” epitomizes the best of summer – come to think of it, I should go dust of the CD, summer has started!