The most recent news about the 'water park' project, for lack of a better name, is good. Martha and I meet with Madge Bemis, Betsy Bradley, Ed Blake, Dan Piersol, Ed Magowan and a few others, to talk about the various components of the new art park and water gardens going into the museum site. It was very exciting. Madge Bemis and Ed blake are super stars in their respective areas of architecture and just to be spending time with them was an honor. There were a few questions about our proposal, some about the imagery that Martha covered and some about structure that I covered. But for the most part the project is ours! Yea! A bit of money for the summer months will be great, never mind the fact that that this is a super project and will represent a first, in the art realm, for Jackson Mississippi.
More details to be worked on, a few budget items to be re-figured, and hopefully in a few months we will start working. Hopefully some pictures later too.
On another note we just had the opening of our biennial faculty show in the USM Museum of Art. I showed some newer boats and then for the first time put together the 'house' piece called Homes for Everyone. With all the stuff going on in Haiti it seemed so weirdly appropriate. I love how the different materials, scales and colors come together in this work and am excited about doing more if them.
My big solo show in Tennessee is coming up in a month and a half. I have a tone of work to do!