Category Archives: Public Art

Art, Undone!

Art in the Park 2016 concluded on October 7.

What took three days to install came off in 30 minutes.

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KC Studio Magazine Shout-out

 September/October issue of KC Studio Magazine.

Detail

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Art in the Loop 2016 – KCMetropolis.org

Overview of this year’s Art in the Loop Projects.

 

 

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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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Lawrence Sculpture Walk June 10, 2016

Lead by Porter Arneill and curator James Martin and nice group of local art enthusiasts endured the incredible heat and spent a better part of the evening looking at the works included in this year’s Lawrence Outdoor sculpture exhibition.

This is the top of the one panel that was already taken in the first week or two of the exhibition.

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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 – 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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