During May 2011, when smart phones and social media were just beginning, I installed a large cement foot in the back of my pickup truck. I drove my foot around New York City and parked it at popular locations. I documented the interactions with people via a live web cam and occasionally a handheld camera. Video streamed live from the truck to the website (http://footinthetruck.com) and could be viewed on mobile devices. This allowed spectators to observe the piece, including themselves. When not live, the website showed sample images and movies. The intention of Foot-in-the-Truck was to stimulate interpersonal communication by combining traditional sculpture with technology. Foot-in-the-Truck utilized social media (at it's inception), humor and classicism to stimulate curiosity and conversation. The piece strived to engage a diverse cross section of people and to provide unsuspecting passersby with a moment of art in an unexpected venue.

Foot in the Truck
MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck driving up FDR

Foot in the Truck

Footage from Foot in the Truck driving around NYC

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck (website home page)
2011

www.footinthetruck.com

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck Cement and my 1994 manual Ford pick-up truck
Foot in the Truck
Cement and my 1994 manual Ford pick-up truck

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck
2011

The red lines indicate where I drove the Foot in the Truck.

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck 2011
Lady Looking at Foot in the Truck
2011

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck
2011

Passersby interacting with the foot.

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck on Queensboro Bridge
2011

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck outdside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

MIGGY BUCK Foot in the Truck
Foot in the Truck
2011

Passersby posing with the Foot