Having a wee tootle through Saatchi Online* the other day and I came across Rainer Fest’s ‘Write the Wish’ work. I have to say, it kind of appeals. Using scrabble-like alphabet cut-outs (only prettier), you write a wish into the spaces provided by the stand-alone table. It is then available for the world to see, at least until you think of a better wish…
It seems to me this is a much better way of putting your wish out into the universe than using the techniques espoused in the global phenomenon that was ‘The Secret’. For a start, there really is only enough room for one wish to be presented at a time, so it does mean you can’t be too greedy. And, then there’s the fact that the Chasers probably won’t do a 7 minute sketch on you with your ‘Write a Wish’ like they did when ‘The Secret’ first came out… (I had forgotten quite how well the Chasers capture that ‘finger-nails down a blackboard’ feeling)
Rainer Fest is based in the North-East of Germany. You can access his website here. His Write the Wish work is available through Saatchi Online for US$6,200.
*In 2006 the Saatchi Gallery in London, known the world over for discovering emerging talent, launched Saatchi Online as a way to give artists not represented by galleries a platform to show their work to a global audience. This simple idea attracted such a large and dedicated community of artists that the site was re-launched in 2010 with functionality that enabled artists to sell their original work as well as make their work available for print sales.
(I am off taking a wee sojourn to sunny Queensland over the next few days which means my response times to your comments may be a little slower than usual. I do love hearing from you, so please don’t stop! – It may just take me a little longer to get back to you. Cheers!)