Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bemidji Update

Things at the event center are really progressing! It's so fun to see my design coming to life. Here are some photos from my visit yesterday. You can see that the terrazzo has been ground in some areas. This is very exciting - the aggregate in the epoxy mix shows now.
Here is a brass insert with the different colors of epoxy filled in and ground. We swished some dirty water over it to bring out the colors. This goose is flying over a sunset color.

Here you can see that the left side of this floor has been ground, but the right side is still unground. Later it will be grouted and polished which will make the color more vibrant. But this is a good demonstration of how the unground terrazzo only shows the epoxy color, while the ground part shows both epoxy and aggregate.
He's grouting this section to fill in the little air holes that might remain behind. You can get a sense of the colors, but the water is very dirty, so it does obscure the true color.

A close up of a bird, with a little section lightly moistened. The brass inserts are going to look amazing!

They have started in on the other side of the building as well. This side has no sky, but water. This loon is going after a few fish.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bemidji Pioneer paper

I just got a copy of the paper so I thought I'd share it. The article and photo were quite prominent! I recently posted the content of the article here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Outdoor Art Fairs

A few years back, I did three outdoor art fairs. There was severe weather at each one. One of the storms quickly turned into a tornado warning and we were left in our little booth with the rain coming in sideways, holding the tent down so the whole thing wouldn't blow away. Another time my grid wall left two 20" scrapes in the hood of my car. I swore I would never do an outdoor art fair again.

Allow some time to pass...

Yesterday I did another outdoor art fair. Why, I cannot tell you. While most of the day was nothing more than extremely hot and sticky, the last couple of hours left us all drenched by two very strong downpours. I've got a lot of really wavy warped books now that will have to be added to my damaged stack (half price books, anyone?).

Luckily, today was sunny and dry and I laid everything out in my driveway. Everything except the books recovered.

On a more positive note, thank you so much to all the people who came by my booth and bought something to take home with them!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Art at St. Kate's on Sunday, July 11

I'll be at this event. I hope you can make it! Click here for more info.