Congratulations you have found a Joy Bot! This hand-painted domino is part of a city wide art project by artist Gary Hirsch. (Gary is best know for the Public Art of the giant fish that hang from the parking garage at SW 3rd &Adler). Joy Bots are “programmed” to bring you Joy. The goal of the project is to document what brings Portland Joy. If you found one of the 200 random Bots placed all over Portland (see below) then you can participate. Here is how you play:
1. Take your found Bot and photograph it next something (anything) that personally brings you Joy (object, person, animal, idea….). After you snap your photo send it, along with a few sentences that tell us where you found your Bot and a short description of your photo (why does this bring you Joy). E-mail your photo and description to gary(@)doodlehouse(dot)com
3. Lastly, take your Joy Bot and leave it in another random Portland location as a gift for another stranger (or give it to a friend) so they can document their own object of joy and continue the process. We’ll see how many times a Bot can be passed on from person to person. After you send in your photo I will notify you when it gets posted in the gallery so you can track it’s progress. That’s it, it’s easy! Can’t wait to see What Brings Portland Joy! Thank you for playing!