Category Archives: Images in the works

Hopscotch – Installation Day 2 – Finished

Finally we got all the prints in and tucked into the grooves. This was probably the most challenging installation, physically and technically, that I have ever done. The wind and the heat truly put my abilities to the test.

Luke, my installation assistant, “testing” the art.

 

 

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Hopscotch – Installation Day 2 – mid-day prep

It was too hot to work on the site, so I trimmed the top dome inside using garden edging as my guide for the large semi-circle.

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Hopscotch – Installation Day 2 – morning

Making progress.

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Hopscotch – Installation Day 1 – morning

Picking up prints from Alphagraphics in Overland Park, KS. Last print coming out and color tests on the table.

Emily Sloan-Evans helped brainstorm on my installation technique.

My “workstation” – it was brutally hot with no shade.

Made some new friends: Rod from the Planning Department in City Hall.

At the end of Day 1 I only had these panels done, thanks to Chris who came to my rescue at 6:30 PM. The wind was so crazy that everything was blowing away and I could not hold down a single print. I know it looks very peaceful, but I had to lie down on a print so that it would not catch wind under it.

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Hopscotch – Color Matching

Oh, so many grays. Matching concrete and pavement grays is one of the most challenging color balancing acts. Here are some pictures of the more than a dozen trips to match my prints to the target environment.

It can get really windy downtown, so that is why I am often either standing on the samples or have tape rolls or rulers holding them in place.


5-22-2016 – first stab at the challenge and not even close.


5-24-2016


5-25-2016 – AM


5-25-2016 – PM


6-4-2016

The initial tests are done with my own printer, but this is using the final material used for the installation – AlumiGraphics Grip. I took segments of each square and I also made a test strip of solid concrete (seen on the side) to be able to make some educated guesses and final adjustments.

I got a little help that day.

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Hopscotch – I was willing to jump on this granade

To make an authentic image of a spilled ice cream cone for the Hopscotch square, I picked up a box of waffle cones and a gallon of strawberry ice cream from the local store, and on a nice warm day, it melted pretty quickly in my driveway. However, I got the image I needed. And my son got to enjoy ice cream cones for days.

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Hopscotch – Testing the Materials at the Site – The City Hall, KCMO

I took some previously printed images to the site to test and practice my technique. I plan to tuck the sides in and around the corners to secure them. The size will be a challenge (each panel is 50″ x 50″ with an inch of extra to tuck in/trim). Also, several of the panels will span across three squares.

 

 

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Hopscotch – Studio Peeks

Here are some pictures of the planning process and making of the public art project.


5-24-2016


5-25-2016

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Behind the Scenes – The Petticoat

Here are some studio pictures of the process of making the Petticoat.

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New images in the works

Developing the new photographic “palette.”

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