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Old 03-27-2010, 11:31 PM
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big cirle of life

a collector in ATL gave me my first real commision in 1987.I wound up doing three sculpture,and an art esate gate over a period of five years. I think I last saw her at my solo exhibit at the Lowe gallery in Atl in 2001. Now she is chairperson of a university museum,and she has come back to me all these years later to do a public sculputer honoring the schools anniversary. We are meeting foundation people, and 3-d imaging guy next week.The presentation has to get by the school president,or the idea will not make it to the next stage,fundraising.I have worked alone for 25 yrs,the commission would be so large I might need a crew of 10 at least,a real freeking nail biter.I hope to share more if we get the green light, and the funds can be raised,as it is going to be probally the largest "public" work of art in the SE?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:50 AM
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Re: big cirle of life

Hey Ant, that's great, wow, I hope you get it. you might have to farm it out to a fabricator if it's that big. wow again.
maybe you can get Serra or DiSuvero to help you, LOL!!
wish you the best,
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:56 AM
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I've got my fingers crossed for you, IA!!!
Keep us apprised of the latest as the process continues!
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: big cirle of life

No nail biting. You just keep assuring everyone you can pull this off with ease. Say "Thats not a problem" to every issue they confront you with (unless it has to do with money). You'll find a way to get it done, all they've got to do is turn you loose. And dont let the fabricators have all the fun (get all the money). Theres room for you to get dirty; and the dirtier you get the better the thing will be.

Oh, and enough teasing, lets see a sketch or something
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:59 AM
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Rooting for the home team, good luck!
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:26 AM
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Re: big cirle of life

thanks guys.I started thinking since it will be on a University campus I guess it's not really public art but an instalation.Actually it will not be the largest as one whole sculpture,it will comprise more like a river of my Horses flowing from a main intersection,over the school fence meander through the campus and end at the library. The tricky part is the sheer volume or numbers of sculptures vs the clock.I don't want to comprimise my work,so extending their timetable might be the key.As far as getting dirty I will be knee deep in. I would have to rent 15'000 sq ft ,give or take, wharehouse,rent forklift,buy a few migs, a tig,an eaglebender,bunch of grinders and abrasives and ill be off to the races. Probally have to move there for a year or so,as tying in to education to get the money,so satelite schools and the university will have acess to whats going on? It is really to good to be true,although it will be one good headach,I think at the end of the day, bring that pain on baby
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:32 AM
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what an amazing opportunity! And at the end, you will have fresh toys with which to do even greater "damage". Does it get any better than that?
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:23 PM
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You might have an opportunity at cheap labor here if you can find opportunities to work with the schools sculpture students (for credit or as interns).

Universities LOVE that kind of stuff!
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