Survey Emerging Trends – Raw Data

Survey Emerging Trends (numbers indicate similar responses)

  1. Is Mississippi River Pearl “art?” Explain why or why not.
    Yes, it makes the heart flutter , the eyes rear up and inspires the soul. 2

Yes, it is at the intersection of philosophy and  science discipline. 4
Sure, using your creativity to try and create things, – it’s the creative process. 3
It’s very much art. A creative expression. 17
Yes… it is beauty made out of trash. 12
Yes, it is so engaging and fascinating. Plus you can come away with real knowledge and much to contemplate. 24
Yes absolutely so creative.
Makes you feel emotion and creates a conversation: 2
Yes   so cool  5
Of course! People worked together with a purpose to communicate a message to others 2


  1. What part of Pearl did you like the best? Why?

Everything 2
The drawers- it’s interactive.  21
The idea behind Pearl
So much fun to look thru and informative as well.  Making things with trash. 4
The ingenuity of use of materials. 3
The wings! Gorgeousness! Clear plastic bottles. Mosaic work!!  21
Ugly things made into something you want to  look at. Garbage into art 3
The Chair 9
The Barbie Drawer
Artists were paid
Healing Stones  2
Barbara B and Kelly F conversations 2
Learning something new. Expanding my awareness of the impact on the earth.
The focus
Info cards
Pearls 2
Kids Creating Art


  1. What part of Pearl did you like the least? Why?

Nothing 29
Everything 2
Wanted to take more objects
The doll creepy
The wheels
Take home mementos because many will end up in trash
Harsh Realities- Pictures of the trash in the ocean and wild life 2
No Hope and  change
The stone activity.  I did not understand it
The chair
What will happen to Pearl after? 2
Made me feel sad  5
Cigarette butts and liquor bottles 2
Need More information 3
Too much to explore in one visit
Ken Leg  … Creepy 3
Top Drawers too high
High Water Ruler
Some drawers empty
The big A
Not all of it was recycled

  1. What important topic did we miss?

Nothing 25
Display the basic story so people can read it.
More about the creation process after the trash was collected. 3
Why is having water or trees important to our planet-these are not resources we can create
Mississippi river first belonged to the Native Americans 2
Political Action
It brought up a question of what do we do with art once it is done this art will cause people to think about environment
Re-cycle/re-purpose  3
Impact on fish
Cross Generational Activity
More about what we can do.
The reflections of the people who made it.
Statue of a cat
Electrical pollution
More about stop using plastic
Cork Re-cycling
How to help.


  1. Did this sculpture inspire you to take action? Describe

Yes, with my own sustainable art.    I have been inspired to make art in this manner before-great idea. 3
Incorporate art in my volunteering
Yes to be more cognizant of waste and how to conserve 4
Yes, I am interested in studying Styrofoam more.
Yes, continue taking care of the earth. 6
Thinking even more about our river, appreciate the affinity group on climate change 4
Do a similar project with my 3rd grade students
Don’t buy plastic 3
Avoid excess packaging 2
Reduce flushing 3
Want to join ACW 3
Pick up trash when on my walks along the river. 8
Use less- dispose properly 8
Yes, talking to Barbara and Paul
Participate in community art projects 6
One person can make a difference 2
I can’t help. I a kid.
Make Posters for School
Re-use fabric
I want to save the fish and the other animals