As the lack of any writing here might indicate, November has been a blur. I got home from Kodiak (which deserves more attention here than it has received, more on that soon!) and pretty much have not looked up since.
However, as I write this, ALL of the various components of my big piece are now at the Murie building. We spent most of the holiday weekend loading and unloading, and yesterday afternoon began installing the cedar background. Here’s a visual report of progress so far:
Cedar panels in finishing rack
Packing panels for transport; curious residents wonder at the activity.
U-haul with panels and templates, nothing like loading at -30!
In the door, and on site. No dings. Whew.
Brandon tests the lift. Thank-you Davis Construction!
Day 2, artwork loaded. What you don’t see is the trip down from the upstairs of my studio, across the yard, through the gate, and into the truck. No dings, some cursing. Only -25.
Plywood mounting strips going up the wall. 6 pm.
First ten sections of yellow cedar background panels in place, 10 pm. Heading home!
Out of consideration for the students and staff in the building (particularly since the main office is right behind this wall . . . . . . ) we have decided to do the rest of the install at night. More progress tomorrow!