#gemsSRQ is an interactive roaming installation. The project was originally designed to to invite guests to Ringling Underground and interact with my installation "Brokedown Palace". The small wooden "gems" were staked, placed and hidden in various somewhat recognizable places around Sarasota with information about the event written on the bottom. Once the gems were placed a picture or hint was taken and shared via Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. The project turned into a scavenger hunt and participants would find them and hide them somewhere else and then take a picture and share it. That was an unexpected and exciting outcome of the project. Ultimately, individuals that found gems brought them to Ringling Underground and placed them on Brokedown Palace in whatever manner they chose. The project not only helped promote the event in an "underground" way but also raised my Instagram followers by almost double. The project is of course on going and every once in a while images pop up with the gems in various places. The most recent post was of a friend traveling through Thailand and scattering gems around.