Sunday, December 12, 2010
Service-Works is a project by artist Josh Greene. He writes, "I am a 36 - year old artist and waiter. Service-Works is my own foundation that is designed to bridge the gap between my art career and my service industry career. Each month I dedicate one night’s worth of my tips to fund a project. For the past twelve years I have been doing art projects while making a living waiting tables. I currently work as a waiter in a fine-dining restaurant in San Francisco."
His website chronicles all seventeen of his foundational grants, which include the applicants original proposal, documentation of the project's completion as well as the circumstances of Greene's night of work. Artist Helena Keefe used her $256 to actualize her project where a Bush impersonator reads "the speech that shocked the world." A first grade class from Rooftop Elementary wrote fictional speeches that turned "the aggressive posturing of an all-attack-all-the-time leader into a gentler, wiser soul determined to demonstrate the power of honesty and vulnerability." The results are hilarious!