Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Berlin Blog 10 - Sean - Tuesday

Yesterday was a HUGE day.  All hands were on deck.  So the first part of the day was spent showing them how to string and then following them.  I concentrated on the most difficult/awkward places.  We ended-up working until 10pm.  Valentine stayed until the end. Otherwise I had Liane, Klaus, and Morti, with Sophia and Satu stopping by and helping in between their other projects.  Gijs came by in the afternoon and helped too.

So, we got the behemouth going... and made good headway, even if the beginning took a lot of energy to get it going.  I finally got all my structural work/details done in the morning, so I could start stringing in the afternoon.

Today, was even better.  Morti (a.k.a. Mortimouse, a.k.a. Speedy gonzalez) worked on the big green cone and raced through it.  His technique was remarkable... good quality and super fast.  He got more than half of it done before he left.

We got started this morning at 8, when the workers got here.  So I had Liane and Klaus again all day.  Liane worked on the yellow cone, and Klaus on the blue.  Valentine was there most of the day as was Sophia, who worked together on the pink and yellow cones, which now completely intersect. 

This is the first time I've had multiple forms crossing through each other.  The effect is visually very beautiful, but technically complicated to pull-off.

Gijs came back at the end of the day with a friend of his from school, Julie, french from Poitier.  They are both post-doctoral in law history/anthropology.  So for a couple hours we had the "Doctor's corner" in the one end of the hall.  They seemed to enjoy themselves and definitely did an A+ job.

If we get as much done tomorrow as we did today, we will be mostly finished. 

Then there are my small sculptures and sewn prints to hang in one of the galleries.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. :)

My favorite thing so far is the complex intersections between the pieces, which transform each of them and make the space varied and very interesting.  Also, due to certain space-use limits, two of the cones are not fully round, and this is lovely.  It is more poetic, finer.

Taking a calm night to blog and rest, before attacking again tomorrow.

Almost there....

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