June 18th, 2011 — Art
Setting up Stuffed Full on Governors Island for the Governors Ball in the rain. Tomorrow this inflatable sculpture will be on display during the music festival. During the window for installation the clouds opened up with a wet downpour. With a little work all set up nicely. I will also be storming around in twoContinue Reading
October 6th, 2009 — Albion College, Art, Artist Residency, Studio
The new suit will have arrows of different sizes. Here are two little red arrows still with the wrong sides of the fabric out. The seam allowances are visible.
September 15th, 2009 — Albion College, Art, Artist Residency, Studio
The new suit will sport big yellow letters as well as some large arrows. Tomorrow I trek to Grand Rapids to install work at the Old Federal Building as part of the upcoming ArtPrize competition. There is also a preview event from 5:00 to 8:00 at the same location. As the PR says: Be theContinue Reading
September 8th, 2009 — Albion College, Art, Artist Residency, Studio
After returning from Finland and a nice summer break in St. Louis, I am back. This time I am at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. For the fall semester I will be a resident artist here at the college. Today I began to move stuff into the studio. While setting up my second welding studioContinue Reading
July 9th, 2009 — Art, Artist Residency, Atelje Stundars, Studio
Those forty two purple squares are now sewn to the ends of orange tubes. Now I am entering the final stages of fabrication. My goal is to finish this weekend. If do not encounter any unforeseen problems and sew into the night I should be able to complete it in time.
July 8th, 2009 — Art, Artist Residency, Atelje Stundars, Studio
The suit I am working on will have lots of orange tubes with squares on their ends. Some of the squares will be pink and about forty two will be purple. Each tube – square assembly consists of seven pieces of fabric and therefore takes a bit of time to sew. I have most ofContinue Reading
July 6th, 2009 — Art, Artist Residency, Atelje Stundars, Studio
It might not resemble much now, but this is the new cockpit for my next inflatable suit. The backpack harness is installed in the back. Two fan ports sit in the pink fabric in the front. Now that the cockpit is finished I can build around this foundation to complete the suit. The orange tubesContinue Reading
June 26th, 2009 — Art, Artist Residency, Atelje Stundars, Studio
Sewing together inflatables requires a lot of planning. For my new work I have finished most of the planning and have transitioned into fabrication. This new work will be purple, orange and pink. It resembles a pile of fabric now but soon it will be roaming the streets of Vaasa.
June 22nd, 2009 — Art, Artist Residency, Atelje Stundars
Ulrika Stagnäs of YLE came to the Stundars Museum to cover the upcoming Children’s Day. Gunilla Sand and I split time in a live Swedish radio broadcast. Gunilla talked about Children’s Day and the upcoming activities at Stundars. I inflated Big Red even though the audience could not see it on radio. Ulrika asked questionsContinue Reading
January 27th, 2009 — Art, Studio
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This is one of four large “fins” that will be on the new inflatable suit I am making. I will continued with the internal structure and will attach the fins as I go up the outside of the suit. The pieces are constructed separately to cut down on the amount of fabric that needs toContinue Reading