Monday, July 25, 2011

Kayak Trip with the Rivers Institute

   Getting instruction.                             Hitting the Mad River.

 Hey look....ham does float. What a ham!

 Watch the road Ashia! I think this was before she hit that rock.

Kayaks in formation.

Dayton pops up in the distance.

 A blue herron flies overhead.

Getting up close and personal with the rivers. How much water does that kayak hold anyway!

Playing in the fountains where the Mad River and the Great Miami River converge. Man, was that water cold!

A successful trip!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Source Images: Fountain

"Self Portrait as a Fountain"
Bruce Nauman 

Marcel Duchamp

 M.C. Escher

 "Fontana di Trevi"
Nicola Salvi


Isamu Noguchi                         Bill Viola

"Crown Fountain"
Jaume Plensa

Developing the Flood Installation

An image of from Ashia's grandmother with members of her family playing in flood waters.

 Sketches of the site and specific installation notes for the piece.

Developing the image of the dead horse tangled in power lines.

Prepping the furniture to attach to the wall and float over the image.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Transforming the Exhibition Space

Raw space at 8 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio. Former CVS Pharmacy in PNC Bank Building.

The space needs lots of work. Wall repair, carpet removal, and lots and lots of painting.

Transforming the space.

 Transformed into an exhibition space.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great Distractions

 Trip to Starbucks...a great way to take a break!

 Scouting locations is fun!!???!!!

Closing the damn van!

Alright....who was using the tape inappropriately?

Dayton Art Institute Field Trip

1913 Flood Line.                                  Peanut Butter
                                                              ...the ultimate distraction.

A poor dead bird...pretty distracting.

 Baby racoons....also pretty distracting.

Finding shade and staying out of the summer's heat was a favorite activity for the Moondrain Zombies.

 Chasing cars was also a favorite activity.

Zombies are also distracting. Wait....we're Zombies!

 Parties and get-togethers were a fun distraction this summer.