The Wishbone Project’s First Crowdsourced Wishbones!

Artist Holton Rower just sent us an image of the first batch of wishbones he received via The Wishbone Project, Improvised Life’s campaign to crowdsource wishbones for a monumental artwork Holton plans to make out of this unusual art material. We’re thrilled! Reader B.C.E. saved a stash of wishbones from various chicken dinners and sent them to Holton. In return, he’s sending her a thank you gift.

Holton is now that many wishbones closer to the hundreds of thousands he needs to make his work. We got the idea to crowdsource wishbones when we realized that it would take Holton decades to get all he needs. (We know because we’ve been collecting ours for him for several years now. It takes A LOT of wishbones —but almost no work — to make even a handful.)

As with all things creative and visionary works, little by little, step by step gets the job done.

Click here to find out how to be a part of the Wishbone Project and Holton’s monumental art work.

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Thanks a million B.C.E!

4 Responses to The Wishbone Project’s First Crowdsourced Wishbones!

  1. BCE 03.12.2014 at 5:52pm #

    Thank you so much for mentioning me in this story! I buy a chicken everyweek to use in various recipes and I wrap my 11 year old doggie’s pill in a little piece of chicken skin each morning! I usually cook on Sunday afternoons for the week. I started doing this when my children were young as I was going to school and then working full time. The kids loved “Sunday dinners” and then we had meals for at least the beginning of the week. My children are now grown and flown, but if they are visiting home on a Sunday, they want that beloved Sunday supper!

  2. Sally 03.12.2014 at 10:18pm #

    THANK YOU for being the first to contribute to Holton’s sure-to-be-awesome artwork!.

  3. BCE 03.18.2014 at 4:38pm #

    I received a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday from Holton. I won’t share because I want others to contribute as well! I am saving more wishbones and will send when I have a batch. I save wishbones, because I just can’t throw away something that provides a “wish.” Now I know that I am contributing them for a future art project, it seems the perfect thing to do with all the wishes. I am an art and architecture historian, so how about that for connections…

  4. Sally 03.19.2014 at 11:25am #

    I find that knowing my roast chicken and turkey wishbones will become part of an artwork curiously makes the birds all that more delicious. And I’m with you. “can’t throw away something that provides a ‘wish'”. Thanks for being the first to contribute to our crowd-sourced wishbone project.

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