"Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it."  - James A. Garfield

 

An carnival cutout installation (based on a 1927 Garfield High School track team picture) created for the 2014 Nepo 5K Don't Run.

Materials: Birch, acrylic, audio.

Audio: President James Garfield quote read by artist.  Audio clip of Jesse Owens winning a 1936 Olympic gold medal.

Source image: 1927 Garfield High School yearbook track team picture acquired at estate sale.

Photo credits: Kari Champoux & Chip Rountree.

Funding for piece provided by: Jose & Carol Rodriguez.

Special thanks: Richard Rodriguez, Rebecca & Adrian Velarde, Marcel Ray, & Sara Stiltner.

In memory of Jose Rodriguez.