Saturday, February 12, 2011

Off to Portland!

Update 2/12:
Waiting on standby in Denver right now... I'm flying out to Portland with Ben (Wolf) for a massive sculpture project... In short, we're going to be chopping apart discarded industrial materials and equipment, like freight trains, boats, planes, trucks, etc, and re-welding them into sculpture.
More to come... Much more!
Here's a pic from my supply-sac:

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Update 2/14:
1st train site!

















Update 2/15:
Awesome Exploration Day...



Update 2/16-17:
Toby hooked us up with a train... Prineville!

 Boat we got from Ruth, (the sweetest lady I've ever met)

Update 2/18:
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Update 2/20:


Update 2/21-25:

More Jammer days!
no time to blog! here's a quickie

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Update 2/26:
Tug is officially chopped!

Update 3/9
Super busy in the best way!
Here's a quick recap;
We chopped a train, chopped a tug, put them into box trucks, brought them to a parking-lot,
camped out there for the next week,
 assembled the freight and boat into their re-configurations, 
got a forklift, picked up the pieces and brought them to Reed campus, 
Assembled them, 
Welded, chopped and polished, partied! and now we're taking it down!



Update: 3/10-19
We've disassembled the sculpture! everyone was so sad to see it leave... a few tears, but happy tears :.) for Reed it became sort of a sculptural Mandala, here and beautiful for a fleeting moment then blown of into the ether. Now it's moved to our campsite... off to bed finally! <3
Rachel Made an awesome Time-lapse of the teardown!

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Pouring rain! Classic Portland, We're loading up the flatbed and happy trails to Oakland, CA!
We've met so many amazing characters this adventure and Bob the flatbed driver is one of those insane entities that really just keep you going, it was pouring rain the whole 6hrs we were loading and he was there partying with us the whole time, soaked and stoked!


  

Here we are in sunny Oakland, unladed the truck and awaiting approval for the final build!



3/23:
Project in full swing today buddy! It's so awesome finally being able to start really moving on the art! After all the all nighters in PDX, all night drives, logistics and whatever else decides to step in our path. It's an amazing feeling to have it all be the adventure of what you love! <3 everyone!
...forklifts... yes.
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3/27:
American Steel has awesome Art studios that they've let us use for a few days to work out of the rain and use CRAAAANES! we're so responsible with them...
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Cami; we taught her to weld and cut in a few minutes, a natural for sure, thanks girl!

Yea! The final piece in it's new home!










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