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Monday, May 3, 2010

Installation #8

Our final installation on the road trip! This one, built in the Mt Hood National Forrest in Oregon was a tribute to moss. Our hike along the Salmon River was amazing. Everything was covered with a thick layer of moss. We scraped away the moss on this fallen tree in a spiral pattern. We wanted the installation to be noticable from the trail, but not to stand out too much.

Reflections on the installations:

I am so happy we chose to build the art installations on this trip. It was a good way to keep producing art while traveling. While hiking, we would often come upon places that we just wanted to spend some more time with. It was easy then to find the right locations. Geoffrey and I would consider what inspired us about the locations and then investigate the materials surrounding us in order to determine what the installation would be. We normally did not spend more than 3 hours on any installation and usually took less time. Normally, I would try to spend more time on a project, but I think this was a good way to start out. In the future, I plan to build more installations and would like to further explore urban installations. I plan to continue using only free/found materials and hope to develop an aesthetic that is dissimilar to current graffiti/installation art in New York.

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