It's no secret that politics, social media and often traditional media have turned sour.

Manhattan Beach's Court Crandall thinks he has a solution to that pervasive negativity.

On Saturday, Crandall debuts a 10-foot-high sculpture titled “The Positivity Magnet” at the Hermosa Beach Pier.

Between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. passersby can jot down on paper a positive wish for themselves or a loved one and stick it to the Positivity Magnet. Of course, both sides of the art piece are magnetized.

“As someone who strongly believes in the power of thought, I just wanted to create a platform to let people come together and tell the universe what they’d like to attract into their lives and our world.” Crandall said.

The interactive art piece will later be brought to schools, malls, underprivileged communities and children’s hospitals according to Crandall.

Crandall, a screenwriter who wrote the original draft of the film "Old School," also founded a marketing agency titled, you guessed it, Positivity.

This is not the creative's first endeavor to facilitate positive thinking. A few years back, he created a free throw contest for a college scholarship at Compton High School.

Last year, Crandall also had the students from the Compton High Robotics Club create a football-throwing robot to shoot footballs past All-Pro football cornerback and Compton resident, Richard Sherman.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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