So, on Monday work finally began in earnest on my installation. 'Man-Who-Can' Tim Edmonds put together what will be the floor, made out of reconstructed pallet wood, whilst I got busy making the 12 ribs and beams which will hold everything in place. By Friday all the beams and the floor were finished and had been moved into my show space where I was able to contemplate a few more details and begin to get a sense of how it will look when it's finished.
Time allowing, I am hoping to stain the floor a darker colour, and the ribs, which are made quite simply from double-walled cardboard from these guys http://www.kitepackaging.co.uk/ will be paper-mached, pasted, painted, stained and generally played around with until I hopefully achieve the aged and non-cardboardy look I created with the maquette. I am also working with the college technicians who have been assisting me in Tim's absence and I'm thinking ahead to the issues which will need resolving next week such as the placement of the projector and sound system.
There is a lot to do, but all being well, the installation should be built by next weekend which gives me just under two weeks to make it look authentic and convincing.
This weekend I am heading up to the real boat which has been my inspiration for this thing to record the sound effects for the soundtrack.
I am feeling energised, motivated, excited and ... oh yes ... just a teeny bit PANICKY!
I am a ...
... Teller of Tales. A Creator of Books. An Artist, Illustrator and A Boatbuilder. A Professional Daydreamer, Occasional Mermaid, and always The Eternal Optimist.