Fill in the Blank is an experimental participatory art project that I conducted all around the Portland/Vancouver area. I constructed small plaques of various sizes, painted them with chalkboard paint and wrote beginnings of expressions on all of them in paint pen. I deliberately created vague phrases in order to give as much as possible freedom to the participants while filling in their responses.
The goal of this project was to give people a platform to express themselves in an anonymous way. It was really interesting to see what kind of responses I received. It felt like everyone who participated was involved in a collective conversation with me and each other. It was also intriguing to see what plaques were not interacted with and those that were immediately taken down.