This proposal comes from the need to address, on one hand, an anticipated maintenance concern around the sand spilling onto the concrete patio, and, on the other hand, the desire to bring an art piece into the playground.
It wonders, how might [care-play-full] bringing together of art and the instruments of upkeep help children and educators to labour together on the practice of [maintenance as] care?
Figures & References:
Artwork by Owen, Sculptor, Burn Island; online: https://www.burnisland.ca
Exhibition by Furnishing Utopia Collective; online: http://furnishing-utopia.com
Broomcorn being grown for brooms in the village of Kunohe, Japan by Nanbuhouki; online: https://nanbuhouki.jp/en/nanbuhouki/
Black ash brooms by Hannah Beatrice Quinn; online https://www.hannahbeatricequinn.com/our-story
Rainbow broom by Cynthia Main and Doug Stubbs; online: https://www.sunhousecraft.com/about
Handmade Shaker-style flat broom by Erin Rouse; online: https://www.custodian.studio/about-1