Unseen Natives: Mondays progress

 This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate.  The project is funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Today I made friends with the Skill saw. For some of you, that’s not a big deal but I’ve always been leery of using this power tools no matter how convenient it is. Today I had to.

Monday Mission: To build the stage/platform.

Above: putting together the under frame

Below: topped with plywood

Side view

Looking down on the completed top (ok, it’s missing a couple of screws because my batter pack ran out of juice)

Having a stage will allow me to mount lights from below. It will also be covered with up to 50 pounds of clay. Yes, I just had to bring the muddy ditch feeling to the piece.

Oh my, more windows to get settled.

Below are the fish egg start. Hopefully the box will be filled before Saturday!

Tuesday: I’ll be running around collecting more supplies to build the backdrop and something to transport the fish.


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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