3. Try to see if you can name those people before you meet them:
Women in their 40s walking their dogs – the Carols.
Kids under 15 riding their bikes – The Zachs.
Retired men walking for exercise – the Carls.
New parents pushing strollers – the Jones.
4. Meet them and find out the connection between your image and who they really are.
I decided to start with one of the Carls.
This particular Carl walks down our street with his walker once a day as long as it’s not too hot or too cold out. When he gets to my front yard, he takes a break and sits on the seat attached to his walker. Sometimes he reads his mail after he retrieves it from the mailbox across the street. I think the walking is physical therapy. When he first began this routine, I saw him walking with a number of different women in scrubs who looked to be home care workers. Since the photo above doesn’t show his face, I thought it might be alright to share it.
So one day when I say this Carl sitting in front of my house, I went out to get my mail. As I passed by him I said ‘hello,’ but Carl didn’t answer. I tried it twice more on other days but still nothing. Maybe he doesn’t like strangers? Maybe he didn’t hear me? Well, for now this is as close as I can get to completing this art assignment. #theartassignment