Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
There is a tipping point in every collaboration event - when the mood changes from the playful “maybe” and “how about” to the realisation that there isn’t much time left.
“We have to get these pieces done in time for photography and the auction”:
I am putting finish on the jelly fish lamp legs, Dan is sanding the gourd edge and waxing it, and Miriam and I are attaching the legs and wiring the lamp - we decide to use 5 of the 6 legs I laminated and mount 2 at a different length so the lamp can “walk”.
Kelly and I approached the metal workers regarding the “monster” and they have made some lovely copper “prosthetic” horns. Kelly has glued in the teeth. I had suggested that we mount the monsters head on a high dynamic stand, but after discussion Kelly and Leah use a piece of branch wood to make a multilegged base. Its a good call - and we go back to the metalworkers for one prosthetic leg. I spend a few hours shaping the monsters neck with a rasp and spokeshave...
And I make a base for a sculpture... its a lovely sculpture made from some more of the interesting metal pieces that came from the amusement park ride manufacturer.