Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Figge Gig: Part III

Now the gallery is littered with components of various pieces.  Time to start assembling/constructing.

Here are the foam ribs for Ophidia.

Ophidia is a series of ribs and 'skin' sections which are held in place with wooden skewers.

The beginnings of Vestibule before the arches are joined.

Terry Rathje right before he joins the two halves of the arches together.

The view.

Terry, Monica, and Vinicius Lima assembling the wooden rings that make up Skep.  As a point of interest, one time, Terry took Skep to a show in Portugal in 3 suitcases.

Lift with the knees!

Ahhh, Biscit-arific!

The start of the arch for Vestibule.

By the end of Wednesday, we still had several pieces to assemble/construct, and the largest piece, Lagrima, found itself on the chopping block.  We had less than two days complete everything in time for the opening reception on Friday night.

Below is the configuration of the show before Lagrima got 'voted off the island'.....

A few shots of general mayhem.

48 hours before the show opens, and we still have a lot of green stained lumber on the ground and not in the piece (not a good place to be).  So late Thursday afternoon Terry Rathje and I buckled down on creating Vestibule.

'Action shots' of Terry Rathje 'buckling down'......grrr serious.

Order from the chaos.

A quick detour.....

Now fortunately, we had two things working in our favor.  1) Monica has a sweet tooth and practically insisted that we get some chocolate, and 2) just a few weeks ago, a candy store named Chocolate Manor, opened up two blocks away from the museum.

They have all kinds of chocolates, killer cupcakes, and gelato.

For those keeping score, I now have a place that sells gourmet chocolates and gelato one block away from my studio.

Mmmmm, gelato......anyway, back to work!

As mentioned earlier, midway through Wednesday, the decision was made to remove a large piece which would not be able to be completed for at least another week.

This change required us to rearrange several other pieces.  Ophidia is now in the center and Skep moved to the corner.  Here is a look at the new configuration of the show.

A big thanks to Robin Hill for taking these next few images from her extenda-roost lifty-deal.  A bird's eye view of the show.

The top of Terry's and my collaborative piece, Vestibule.

A quick picture of Terry standing next to Inspiration House just a few minutes before we declared the show 'done'.

Terry, Monica and I standing inside one of the arches for Vestibule.

...and remember kids, the material you are working with is 'space'.

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