Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thesis Show Install Day 1

I'm not going to give away too much just yet...but just enough to entice you to come see Jump on in!, my MFA thesis exhibition in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, now until May 18th, 11am-7pm, Tues.-Sat. And to give you an idea of the amount of work that goes into an installation this scale.

Here is the gallery "before" shot, from 2 angles.


My friends Yousif Del Valle and Eamonn McLain were my amazing assistants for the day. We start by building a floor- well, really two floors, a sort of "stage" if you will.




And we end up with the first section, finding the need to add re-enforcements underneath.

And then we need to cut out a hole for my clover patch, and add more re-enforcements around that, as well.

Before we could add the second floor section in front, we needed to get the tree into its spot. Because the tree was so heavy, we needed 6 people to remove its top, and drive a forklift into the gallery to get it up onto the stage.

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