There’s a long story I posted to my blog about this, so once Worksology.com is back up, I’ll properly link it up, but here’s the gist:
After the idea and a month’s work in fabricating the sculpture, my friend Bryan and I snuck onto campus at 3 a.m., unloaded the sculpture into place in the middle of the Union parking lot, and hoped we wouldn’t get into any trouble (this was when we were students, not employees, of K-State). We were not sanctioned or solicited to place a sculpture there, but there had been an empty cement base for several years, so we didn’t see the harm.
Turned out, the sculpture remained. For several years. Then, in 2007, the university made plans to build a new parking garage over the lot that Sculpy stood. So, this time sanctioned by the university, my brother and dad and I, went and took Sculpy home.
A dowel+pegboard art project. Concept (and layout) taken from a MoCo Loco article featuring artist Matt Bilfield. This was more of a proof-of-concept attempt (though it turned out near perfect), as I may do some different versions in the future.
Image is of Roy Lichtenstein’s M-Maybe print, and contains 2788 cut, sanded, painted, and placed dowels, and measures 7’ x 3’. Again, concept and layout credit due to Matt Bilfield. Took me just less than 1 month to complete.
Photos from Jessa & Josh’s trip to Montana, July 2006, the first trip documented at Wanderlogue.com