Project #8: Buoy Project

Project #8:

Title of Project:      Buoy Project

Approximate Start and End Dates:  November 2012-January 2013

Location of Project: Mission District, San Francisco Bay, Kala Art Institute

Requested Funding amount (up to $400):   $400

Project Overview:

I would choose to create and moderate a sculpture that would use the bays tides, currents and winds to scribe 14 consecutive 24 hour drawings.

I intend to accomplish this using a sculptural buoy that incorporates copper etching plates could interact with the San Francisco Bay. This Buoy once created and deployed would be accessed by boat once a day for two weeks straight.

Each visit would be an opportunity to swap out a copper cone which would be the record of the buoys movements from the past 24 hours. Each plate would be further enhanced through an etching process utilizing Kala Art Institute artists residency (the Crafthaus Grant money would be used to obtain the access to Kala for one month) to etch and print the plate.

The final product would be an installation of all 14 copper cones and 14 prints made from these cones. A sound recording would be made from the Buoy and these recordings would become part of the instillation.

This project dovetails perfectly into my desire to create sculptures that act as meditations between myself and nature.

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