Introducing the Mosaic Experiment 2015 Defying Gravity logo! Skennedy (Scott Kennedy) of Cleveland, Ohio gave his time and talent to craft this logo for use by the community. More on his process and inspiration:
I was asked to do my part in creating a logo for this year's Mosaic Experiment, based on our theme.
We talked about Defying Gravity, and Everyman made some suggestions for how that might look, and I ran with it.
The idea here is that a person with wings has leapt from a ledge, bridge, or tree into the air, surrendering themselves to the wind just before the incredible effort of flying, of resisting the irresistible.
Defying a force of nature is hard work, but there is a joy in that defiance, in controlling your own destiny for as long as you can, even if you know that eventually you will land, and have to start all over.
To me, that is what we do when we carve a space for ourselves to experiment with art and society - often walking a tightrope of regulations designed by the rest of the world to avoid risk and conflict so that we can embrace those things, together.
Without conflict, there can be no change.
And so the Defier pushes away from the cultivated, safe farmland for something stressful, intensely joyful, and all too brief.
See you at Mosaic.
This image is available for any creative project your burny heart desires. Ideas include screen printing, stickers, etchings, engravings... anything you can imagine! Several file types available here.