Please Take the Ticket

“Please Take the Ticket” was a project funded by the Jerome Foundation in association with the Weisman Art Museum for temporary public art on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

The installation addressed the pervasive and mundane parking lots through which thousands of commuters circulate on a daily basis.

The intervention consisted of a series of six “landscaped” parking tickets, which were substituted for ordinary parking tickets during October 25 to November 30, 2002.

The tickets contained images of landscapes as seen through TV screens and car windshields, and were accompanied by public safety messages on proper driving etiquette.

This project was undertaken in collaboration with landscape architect Nathan Anderson.