Failure – Giant Peace Symbol upon Marin Headlands



This panoramic stitching of three photographs shows the original intended width of the Giant Peace Symbol I began, yet failed to complete, upon the Marin Headlands, just north and west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

All the conditions finally were in place, a full day’s worth of fog would keep the GGNRA Rangers from stopping me in mid-Outstallation, it was not raining though it had been, hence the earth was soft enough for the pegs which would hold the pieces of paper in place to stay in position, I found the exact right spot to place the giant peace symbol, which would be visible from San Francisco right beside vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Everything was in place except one thing…


I was exhausted, numb, fed up with the overachieving Pacific winds, moist almost to the bone from the dampness of the fog. For the first time in my life as an Artist, I walked away. I couldn’t finish what I started.

This is what failure looks like.

THIS is what success looks like.

…and is what ‘failure’ was supposed to look like…except instead of on the hill side beside Toronto’s second busiest highway, ‘failure’ had it not been, would [sic] be right beside hwy 101, beside the Golden Gate Bridge…



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