L to R: Artist Timothy C. Flood, Mary Howell and Katie Hicks (Champaign Park District),
and Ann & Greg Petry (Sponsors)
The Public Art League is proud to welcome "Affirmation Station" by artist Timothy C. Flood to the Douglass Park Community Center in Champaign. Patterned after a pedestrian crosswalk sign, "Affirmation Station" displays two positive static messages with a scrolling display of around 125 positive messages. In addition, the piece contains a push button which, when pushed, plays one of over 270 positive audio messages.
Timothy C. Flood states the "overall idea behind "Affirmation Station" is to place that little spark of positivity into someone's day that may help shape it to turn out great." He further states: "Everyone could use a little pick-me-up once in a while and sometimes positive thoughts and statements are hard to come by. 'Affirmation Station' is designed to fill this need to the public at large. Through static and dynamic lit text messages and an interactive audio element, viewers of the artwork can choose for themselves whether to receive the message at a distance or have a close encounter with the work."
A big thanks to Ann & Greg Petry for the sponsorship of the piece. Also, a big thanks to the Champaign Park District for providing the site and assisting with installation.
with artist Timothy C. Flood