Chicago, IL USA: Hypothetically,
IF Humpty Dumpty sat on this Ball
IF Humpty Dumpty had a Great Fall...
(now, you finish this 2-Line Poem for valuable Prizes, all found online at Target, the Sponsor of Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project).
No, not really. I just made that up. But my Writing Instructor always insisted We Writers need a strong Thought for an effective Opening Statement and I figure a Childhood Icon and a Gift would secure that.
However, as I think of old H.D., I have a Mental Vision of him in my mind. And, since Kurt began his RedBall Project so many years ago and has taken 'The Experience' across The World, there must be tens of thousands of Photographs that others have taken to capture 'The Moment' in which they initially saw The Spherical Sculpture. Many would not get the Opportunity to return to it, day-after-day but needed to 'record The Red' as they came upon it.
Watching The Ball seriously now for 11 of its 12 Visits across Chicago as I have had the Good Fortune to do, there are few People who do not pull out their Cell Phone with its attachable Camera and/or a Hand-Held Camera when they see the massive Sculpture.
Hopefully, those Individuals who have taken 'great Images' of The Ball will not merely leave their Photographs in their Camera or Computer. By all means, send them to the eMail Address posted at:
in order for Kurt to then develop this 'Leg' of The Legend into a Book or Video Presentation with the Aid of his Film Director, Tony Gaddis.
The Ball is a colorful RED. To date, People in Barcelona, St. Louis, Korea, Sydney, Arizona, Portland and now Chicago are documenting it. Lady Diane (of the United Kingdom) may have been the 'most photographed' Personality for People Magazine (in earlier years), but I have a gut feeling: Kurt Perschke's RED BALL is the most photographed Outdoor Sculpture (considering its somewhat abbreviated month-long, once-a-year Adventure to Cities across the World). Tourists vacationing in these Locales from other distant Lands may also have (red-hot) RedBall Photos in their Cameras. By all means, encourage them to send those Images to Kurt and include a Name, Contact Number and Caption. This Act(ion) is definitely a Creative Way to keep the Momentum of The Ball alive and rolling.
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith's Global Communications
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 11:45 AM CST