Art that links people

LLLinked is an ongoing line drawing — made by hand — that is being cut into squares as it’s being drawn. Think of a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces are being created before the final art is complete. LLLinked only physically exists when the owners of its pieces choose to meet in person and build it together. That can be on May 18, 2077 in Iowa City, IA or on any date in any location at any moment in time that they so choose.

The Art
The Story
The Vision

Would you like to own a piece of LLLinked? Squares of Sheet 1 are now available in the online shop.

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Social media, redefined.

Social media today isn’t making us more social. It’s making us anti-social and anxious and is disconnecting us from what makes us human. We are social beings. We need community. We need physical connection. We need purpose.

What if “social media” was physical media that linked people who may not otherwise meet? What if “social media” was made by hand? That is the vision for this work of art. LLLinked uses ink to link people both digitally and physically and is a catalyst for social interaction.

Want to own a piece of Handmade Social Media? Buy a LLLinked square, register, and (if you so choose) share your story of connecting with other owners using #LLLinked.

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Humanity lives in the story.

Have you ever held an object from the past and wondered about its story? Who made it? Where has it lived? Who else has owned it?

LLLinked allows those questions to be answered. When owners register online, not only can present owners discover one another but owners in the future will be able to discover and learn about past owners. Each square owner is a seed. They hold the power to tell the story of their unique square. They choose how much or how little they want to share about themselves.

Humanity does not progress when we are not social. We must fight our fears, step outside our bubbles, and meet people different than us.

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Humanity lives in the story.

Have you ever held an object from the past and wondered about its story? Who made it? Where has it lived? Who else has owned it?

LLLinked allows those questions to be answered. When owners register online, not only can present owners discover one another but owners in the future will be able to discover and learn about past owners. Each square owner is a seed. They hold the power to tell the story of their unique square. They choose how much or how little they want to share about themselves.

Humanity does not progress when we are not social. We must fight our fears, step outside our bubbles, and meet people different than us.

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Every square is unique.

Do you ever get tired of looking at mass-produced, machine-made products? They boast in their sleek perfection but have no soul. There wasn’t a human that touched them that brought them to life.

LLLinked is different. Not only is it drawn by hand, each square is cut, labeled, signed, and stamped by hand and has a QR Code + RFID label that uniquely identifies it. No two LLLinked squares are the same. Each square is a unique imperfect creation, just like the owner who holds it.

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Do you see? Focus on the creation, not the artist. For although the artist created the pieces, the creation exists only when the owners of its pieces choose for it to be.