Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blast from the past

Here are two ceramic sculptures I did in undergrad around 1985.

They are in my dad's garden.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pix by PAUTY

Photos from the last day of installation of "Vortex" by Bernard PAUTY, official photographer of Horizons - Rencontres "Arts Nature."

Photos de la dernier jour d'installation de "Vortex" par Bernard PAUTY, photographe officiel de Horizons - Rencontres "Arts Nature."

eDline bringing the torso to the site


all photos :  Bernard PAUTY
taken at Cascade de Queureuilh, Mont-Dore, Sancy, FR
08 June 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Vortex" Votez - Vote

If you like "Vortex" you can vote for it on the Horizons Rencontres "Arts Nature" website, which has a new feature allowing you to do so.

Si vous voulez vous pouvez voter pour "Vortex" au site d'Horizons Rencontres "Arts Nature."  Ils ont crée cette fonctionnement cette année.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mont-Dore No. 10 the art opening

some highlights from
Horizons - Rencontres "Arts Nature"
opening day
14 June 2012
Nicolas MOMEIN 23 habitants/km² Pré de vaches Salers

Antoine MILIAN Origamis Tourbière de Gayme

 François TILLY DuplicatioPré de Lessard
don't be fooled : the purple duplicate church is 9 m high :)

Muriel MOREAU Le Sous-Bois Clairière Verdas

Pascal ZAGARI et Valentin MALARTRE  Roule ta boule Cascade de Voissière

Marion ORFILA Bascule Puy de Chateauneuf

David MARIN Second Life Couze pavin, proche Cotteuge

this one was my favorite
it was made from pencil shavings, if you can believe it

 Laurent GONGORA Cascadeurs_Cascade d'Anglard
this one was majestic

Mont-Dore No. 9 Photos

various photos of "Vortex" taken at the opening event on 14 June 2012
Horizons - Rencontres "Arts Nature"
Mont-Dore, Sancy, France

Installation in cord and wire
by eDline + Sean McGINNIS
15x 10 x 10 meters
15 June - 15 Sept. 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mont-Dore No. 8 the photos


Installation - Mont-Dore
eDline + Sean McGINNIS
for Horizons - Rencontres "Art Nature"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mont-Dore No. 7 - it's complete!!!

Spent today doing finishing work on the installation. We took vortex man off the structure and i did final touches on cord tautness and then cut off all the dangle bits that were extra. We then hung the red man back on the frame, lowering it a bit and tilting it forward. Hauled it up, only to see that there were three cords that were completely wrong with the new angle. It took us twice to get it right, which meant lowering the whole thing with the pulleys readjusting the cords, lifting it part way, to make sure that now cords were tangled with each other. It now weighs a ton, so hauling it back into place each time really took it out of me. I had to use my whole body to get it to move. Finally got it just right. We headed back up to the top of the falls and tied-off the ropes so that they couldn't move any more. Then back down to tie all of the attachments permanently. No more need for pulleys. We finished at 18h. Took photos and I hopped on the 19h30 train back to Paris. It's done! I'm too tired to even appreciate the fact, but know deep inside that it's a good piece. Will need tome now to get over all the hard work and concentrated effort in order to see it for what it really is. The art opening is next Thursday, which will be a good time to see it again with fresh eyes. Sorry, no photos tonight. I'm on my ipad without access to cameras. Promise to put them on line tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who has been do ethusiastic and supportive.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Mont-Dore No. 6 Vortex Man installed

torso, two arms and thighs + eDline in the middle of all of it

 Friday Evening

Another BIG day ! 

eDline finished the head this morning.  While she was painting it, Juliane and I took the parts up to the site in the car.  As we were going back to pick-up eDline and the finished torso/head, here she came carrying it on her back : ).  So we went up and assembled all the various parts and suspended them from the frame.  That took several hours until 19h30.  We took a short eat break at the house and then went back and I started finishing the cords, adjusting the final tension and cutting the dangling ends, which cleaned-up the overall effect and clarified all the various parts.

Photos from today :

body parts

torso attached to frame
eDline with torso and one arm


 camera 2 :

camera 3 :