Then a visitor or visitors to the Crawl were invited to make a response to my drawing using paper and supplies I provided. This is the response to my drawing:
I then hung this image up and put mine away. The next visitors who wanted to participate responded to only the second drawing and came up with this:
I hung this third response up and put the second one away and the next participants responded with this:
And so on and so on:
Until 40 images where made, then I hung all the images up in sequence the progression was revealed to viewers, participants, and even me. This is how it ended up:
People responded well to infinite distances exist and really got into the entire Paper (Ex)Change show which was full of participatory pieces. Here are some participants enjoying infinite distances exist:
The title infinite distances exist comes from this quotation of Rilke's: "A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky."