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05-01-2003, 06:52 PM
these are images from a temporary installation i did in long beach california
for smithsonian week, an event they have every year....i was to do an installation in relation to a gems and minerals expert from the smithsonian who came and lectured....i got the job through the public corporation for the arts, also in long beach....more at http://www.markbeam.com
05-01-2003, 09:00 PM
Mark. . .
Looks great. What were the materials? Dare we ask the budget for a "temporary" gig? Any thoughts of how to use the gems now?
My former studio-building mate from DC made all the gems and minerals installation displays and brackets for the Smithsonian in DC -- Charlie Bessant.
Thanks for sharing,
05-01-2003, 10:21 PM
to answer your questions....I wanted to make something big and substantial
but the budget was 3500 dollars, and you can easily spend that kind of dough
fabricating something "big and substantal" so part of the equation for me was to figure out a medium that would meet my goals and still make me a living....so i
searched out the world of kite making and kite making supplies, and i was able to make something that i thought was impressive and make some dough....thats the way its suppose to work,right?
05-11-2003, 08:51 AM
congratulations mark. paper brings a fragility to these larger works that might otherwise be missing. very clever, bravo.
05-24-2003, 10:33 AM
Looks like Koons has influenced some people. Is that positive?
05-24-2003, 11:20 AM
whats not positive about koons work? is humor in art wrong?is art that makes you smile wrong? i think its some of the best art a person can encounter.....art that makes you laugh and feel good.
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