Bottles containing a message of good will and other objects began to be placed in September 2015 in locations in USA and around the world. (Above: Bottle #1, Hawaii)
Bottle Finders' CIRCLE Responses
Robert Arneson, bronze "egghead" in front of UC Davis art building
BOTTLE#16*, UC Davis, Arneson Sculpture
I passed your bottle to an artist friend of mine, that I worked with on a public arts project in Sacramento titled "Open Circle" I asked him to email photos of it to you.
John, University of California, Davis, USA
BOTTLE#18, Davis Trail at "Shovel Gateway"
My heart sings when I breath in fresh, cool air.
My heart sings along with the birds in the trees.
A very small thing that had a huge impact on my life was the polio virus that left me paralyzed from the neck down when I was 18 months old. Though I regained the use of some of my muscles, I never walked again; I use a power wheelchair for mobility. My life was changed for the better by this tiny thing that couldn't be seen by the naked eye. I have had opportunities and insights that I would never have had if I had not had this major shift in my realities. I consider it to have been a fortunate encounter, though there are many people who cannot understand this and might say that I am in denial. Nope, it ain't denial, but I'd have to tell my life story to explain further.
A very magical thing happened to me when I was 20. On a road trip, we stopped at the top of Look Out Mountain outside of Denver, Colorado in the USA. I met my doppelganger there! She was born on the same day and year as me. She looked like me. And she had also had polio, though not at the same age. It was a brief encounter and we were both so stunned at the event that we didn't think to exchange contact information. I think we were frightened by the idea of staying in touch, figuring that we'd magically bump into each other again if it was meant to be.
My gift to human harmony is a living example of riding change, rather than fighting it. Peace comes from floating a river in the direction that it flows, rather than swimming against it.
Pamela, Davis, California
BOTTLE #13. Green Sage Restaurant Railing
What makes my Heart sing: Love. When my mom gives me hugs and kisses. My friend Fable helping me by getting friends to play with me.
Something that meant a whole lot in my life: Looking at photo albums with my mom. Being at my great grandma's memorial service.
How I make the world a better place: Asking people not to throw trash on the ground. Smiling at people, even strangers. I take care of my dog and animals. I listen to what people need. I care about people. Totally.
Most magical thing that ever happened to me: Realized fairies existed. I just noticed them one day. There are lots of different kinds, and my favorites are everything fairies. They exist inside of me - their magic.
Rowan, age 6, Asheville, North Carolina USA
BOTTLE #32, Unity Sanctuary, Palo Alto
What a lovely find!
Karyn, Unity Sanctuary, Palo Alto, California USA
BOTTLE#16* Finder to Sculptor
Note: The original finder shared Bottle #16 with sculptor Les Birleson. Pictured left is his "Open Circle," a sculpture environment, similar in concept to 360 Project.
The sculpture Open Circle is composed of concentric circles and meant to be a place of healing and meditation. It took several years to complete and is composed of 30 tons of granite. Sorry it's not little but the thing that led me to it was extremely small: a thought about ethics and how they are constructed. Three sculptural elements make up ”Open Circle” and include a poetry wheel, a fountain with a bronze sculpture, and a vertical column with a water feature as the ”source”. Lighting and landscaping elements are also part of the artwork.
Les Birleson, sculpture located in Sacramento, California