My wall text for the show. These are wall displayed sculptures made from various found objects and bonding agents, The concept drawings for the Memory Ship installation. Welded steel sculptures. And, the Memory Ship: Port side panorama view showing the bow and stern. Starboard side panorama view showing the
During the week before the opening, Lexi continued to add small boards to the hull to gap-fill places. I did not want viewers to look through unintentional places, and she had an excellent handle on the overall look. My work, when I drove up Thursday the 6th, was to continue on the hull as well.
Unpacking the cast glass and plastic ships. Initial building of the bow point space. Some of the materials for interior spaces. The stern after more exterior construction. View of bow and stern. All the spaces are lit. Front bow space, finalizing set up. 2nd bow space. 3rd bow
Here Lexi is working on wiring together a broken vase for suspending in a stern space This is how far we built the stern by the end of the 1st day. The bow section and beginning on the alcove section. Two views of the build out in the alcove. These
The Alcove Gallery spaces are pretty much done. Getting the bow section platforms set up. Here are the memory spaces that make up the 2nd and 3rd bow sections, and an overall view. Before leaving for Savannah Sunday night, Lexi and I got a start on cladding the
Roofing over all the sections. I had to get that done first before I could start fabricating the interior spaces. Lexi is configuring the framing around the access hatches. This is the initial construction in the two spaces in the Alcove Gallery. Wall construction in the stern section.
Lumber for the installation Bow section frames and platforms Stern section frames Alcove gallery section frames and objects Most of the bow section frames bolted together. Platforms are placed inside. The prow point has the raised floor for the first memory space installed. Stern section frames bolted together
There it is, a 50′ ship installation and sculptures all in a 20′ moving van. Tomorrow I drive.
This is the last weekend before the big loading of the moving van and transport to the museum. I am driving up Wednesday afternoon. The plan: be at the loading dock around 8am Thursday to begin off loading and setting up the ship framing. An alum from SCAD has volunteered, and I may get a
This is the tentative arrangement of display stands that will fill up the stern. To expand on the glass ships, I cast additional small ships in plastic, painting them with fingernail polish for a desired look.