Sunday, July 26, 2009


Personal Space® in San Francisco, California, USA. July, 2009

This girl liked her experience with "Personal SPace®" a lot, saying she has never felt better in life!

This girl enjoyed her experience, too:


Vivian's art is composed of pieces in the most varied media and styles. For Vivian, a complete artist can't be attached to only one style and act as if he / she was blind without experiencing other possibilities. Art isn't something we must close - it's something open and it must be explored in every possible way.

For those who wonder what else Vivian Puxian has done so far... here goes more info:

Website showing banner she painted and will be placed at the 9/11 memorial to the World Trade Center in New York City (the banner was exhibited for several years at the St. Paul's Chapel in New York):

Vivian Puxian has also been the curator of an event of "The Year of France in Brazil" that presented art of the French artist Fred Forest. Read more on the following links:


* more links at

MORE IMAGES of her artwork:

* Photographs
These are very special, as they're NOT DIGITAL, and weren't taken with cameras, in a process that doesn't usually allow gray scale in the photographs - an achievement Puxian mastered very well, as you can see below:


These are very interesting sculptures, people always have an astonished air when staring at those pieces:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Personal Space in the streets of Denver, CO. July 16th, 2009

Crowded public transportation? Not a problem when you wear Personal Space!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Personal Space Protector in the "Art Fair on the Square" and "Art off the Square". Madison, WI, U.S.A., July 12, 2009

With the staff of the ABC tv channel at the Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI, U.S.A. on July 12, 2009.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Personal Space in Madison, WI, July 2009

Making new friends with Personal Space!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Welcome to Freedom! PERSONAL SPACE device ensures you protect your personal space and health!

STATE STREET, MADISON, WI, U.S.A. - Vivian Puxian presents "PERSONAL SPACE" in Madison for the first time in the U.S.A.!

I'm glad to introduce you to "PERSONAL SPACE", an artwork classified as "functional art", created and designed by the Brazilian artist and inventor Vivian Puxian, that ensures your personal space is always kept safe.
If you're tired of being pushed, stepped on, hit, or bumped in crowded areas, this is what you need.

"PERSONAL SPACE" can also protect you against infectious and contagious diseases, such as the SWINE FLU. It's been scientifically proven that keeping a safe (3 - 6 feet) distance from infected individuals decrease the likelihood on contracting harmful germs, being more effective than wearing masks.

This invention allows you to be sociable without being exposed directly to harm. It's made with very light metal, that can guarantee an enjoyable experince.

Welcome to the future.
Welcome to "PERSONAL SPACE".

Personal Space at the Capitol Building, Madison, WI, July 07, 2009.

This is Shyelle Humboldt, the 1st kid who worn "Personal Space"

This is Maurice Humboldt, the 2nd kid who worn "Personal Space"

Vivian Puxian and her Personal Space at the Capitol Building in Madison, WI.

Personal Space at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI, USA, July 12, 2009.


Sometimes people comment "but if everybody wears your Personal Space Protector, there won't be enough room for all of us."

Let's think of how our planet evolved. There was a time in which there were no cars in the streets. I guarantee they take more space than my Personal Space Protector takes. BUT we accepted the cars, and even build "houses" for them (garages, parking lots), as automobiles have such a noble and interesting function in our daily lives. We use precious space for them, instead of thinking of so many homeless people who need a place to live.
Should we ban cars because they take some space, or learn how to divide and use our space better?

If you don't care about how the planet and our behavior evolved, I can use another example to explain why I think it IS better to have personal space.

You go to a movie theater. Let's say its capacity is 100 people, with comfortable chairs, etc.
Why is the capacity 100 people? Why chairs? why comfort? couldn't we fit 500 people there? Sure we could!
We could fit (or pile) 500 people standing up there (perhaps even charging less $ for the tickets?) but I doubt they'd be able to watch the movie or ever come back.
That movie theater wouldn't be comfortable, it would be more like the slave ships in the 17th and 18th centuries (of course I don't have to mention that LOTS of those poor slaves died from diseases, as they were all gathered together without hygiene or human conditions for living).

Well, if you want to be one of those people standing up in that 500-people movie theater, go for it. I'd personally be one of those sitting down on a chair in the 100 people movie theater. I wouldn't mind waiting for the next session if I got there and the theater was full. Better than standing up squeezed like orange juice.

What about having a house with rooms for each of the family members (or roommates)? shouldn't we all live in 1 room then, in order to save space?

Dear friends, if we learned how to use space in a way it helps us at home, with our car, bike, dog, suitcase, etc... we can also learn how to have our own pesonal space in a good way. Not invading other people's space, but also not having ours invaded.

Besides, the Personal Space Protector can be a sort of "learning tool", a "wake up call". Maybe after using it for some time, we would finally learn how to respect each other without the use of any device, just like children need assistance to learn how to walk and then can do that by themselves after they've grown.