Sunday, September 30, 2012
Cayuga Trails Club guidebook. For this one I decided on another thing that Andy Goldsworthy had done and went ahead with another cheap knock-off. Originally it was just going to encase this nearly horizontal tree, but then I decided to extend it and ring the clump of red maples. When I returned this weekend with friends Connie and Andy, Connie suggested a slight change to make it look like a dragon or serpent (I can never keep the two straight). It's still got some work to go.
John Gurche and Bob Potts. Richie Stearns tagged along to John's as he and Alan needed to inspect the engine on a van, but we all took in the tour of his shop and saw his current projects. I'm not sure The Smithsonian or National Geographic (both of whom John has done projects for) know there's a drum set in his shop or that it's just a garage, I guess it's the quality of the work that counts. In the picture John is holding on Gail's shoulder the cast of a skull from a body he's recreating. The bones were found in South Africa and are older than Lucy, but more recent than Astralopithecus, I can't even begin to explain the complexities in the painting. Bob Potts was kind enough to show us some of his kinetic sculptures, like this one that's in progress which will be a "fish" that looks as though it's swimming.
Johannes Bonefaas and I got a chance to try it out, after a tuning demonstration shown here.