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Growth Table
Marine plywood, Douglas fir, glass, rubber, drawing supplies

Growth Table is one of a series of objects and spaces modified from a variety of familiar types to sponsor specific activities for adults as well as children.
The Growth Table is activated when placed in a public space because children will impulsively and utterly un-self-consciously indulge in spontaneous mark-making when presented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. Provided with spaces for people of all sizes, adults will eventually jump in and draw – perhaps acting on a virtually universal memory of thousands of hours of childhood art-making.

Featured in the Los Angeles Times Summer Hot List, May 17, 2009

*this project was designed while volunteering for
TimDurfee & IrisAnnaRegn