LONG BEFORE THE FIRST NAIL WAS SET IN THE INSTALLATION BY THE WIDE TEAM OF BUILDERS AND MAKERS, THE ARTIST WES SAM-BRUCE WAS CREATING THE CONCEPTS, NARRATIVES, LANGUAGE, AND ILLUSTRATIONS YOU FIND THROUGHOUT THIS EXPLORATORY WORLD.  DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM REAL LANDSCAPES ALONG RIVERS AND CANYONS, HUMAN CONNECTION, WITNESSED VIRTUES AND LIVED EXPERIENCES FROM THE COMMUNITY CENTERS, AND THE UNENDING CURIOSITIES OF THE UNIVERSE, WES CREATED A VAST WORLD OF CONTENT, WHICH YOU ENCOUNTER AS YOU WALK, CLIMB OR CRAWL THROUGH THE WONDER SOUND.  FULL OF MYSTERY AND POETRY, IT'S LIKE YOU HAVE ENTERED A REAL, YET IMAGINARY CULTURE THAT YOU PREVIOUSLY DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED. THERE IS AN ORIGIN STORY, A MYTHOLOGY OF 26 FICTIONAL ANCESTORS (WITH CORRESPONDING PLANTS, ANIMALS, VIRTUES, WEATHER PATTERNS, ETC), A WRITTEN & SPOKEN LANGUAGE (CONCEPTED AND CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PROJECT), AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE, A SOUNDSCAPE WHICH YOU NEVER HEAR THE SAME WAY TWICE, COLLECTIONS OF POETRY, 18000 BEAUTIFUL WOOD TILES, AND COUNTLESS OTHER LIVING METAPHORS.  RICH WITH THE SPECTRUM OF HUMAN EMOTION AND EXPERIENCE, THE PIECE INVITES YOU INTO INVESTIGATE THE WORLD AROUND & WITHIN YOU, EMPOWERING PLAY, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AND CULTURAL EMPATHY.  THE INSTALLATION IS THE EVIDENCE OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE WHEN A WIDE GROUP OF BUILDERS, THINKERS, ARTISTS, SPREADSHEET MASTERS, AND COLLABORATIVELY MINDED PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER ON SOMETHING THEY DEEPLY BELIEVE IN FOR A REALLY LONG TIME.

CONCEPTED AND CREATED BY WES SAM-BRUCE & THE NEW CHILDREN'S MUSEUM