The process of researching, designing, and fabricating a model recreating a 1961 floating sculpture by French artist Marta Pan in a collaboration between the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Cambridge, and the Skissernas Museum, Lund.
Meeting with Harvard evolutionary biologist Charles Marshall to discuss the gallery installation of the Floating Sculpture, with a focus on camouflage, the okapi, perception, the copy, and magnetic levitation.
Back at the studio at CAVS, MIT Materials Science technical instructor Mike Tarkanian stops by to check out the mag lev unit and plan for the 3D printing of my small-scale model of the "Sculpture flottante I."
Thursday, October 8: KG Olsson of the Skissernas Museum arranged for us to meet with Desmond Caldwell of the Lund Botanical Garden to discuss collaborating on the "Rammed Earth Sculpture Garden."
Friday, October 9: Working out the siting of the Rammed Earth Sculpture Garden with Elisabet Haglund, Skissernas Museum director, Museum staff KG Olsson and Jens Arvidson, and Desmond Caldwell of the Lund Botanical Garden.
Siting the Rammed Earth Sculpture Garden (clockwise from top: KG Olsson, Skissernas Museum archivist; Malin Enarsson, Museum curator; Desmond Caldwell, Lund Botanical Garden; Jens Arvidson, Museum assistant).
Jens Arvidson, Lund University architect Finn Werne, and Skissernas Museum assistant Örjan Bellind confer about the Garden construction.
Studio visit with sound artist and CAVS affiliate Jessica Rylan, discussing the sound project collaboration with Enno Lenzmann. Follow up visit with Enno to show him the new hand-carved model. Conversation with MIT Materials Science Technical Instructor Mike Tarkanian about mag lev and 3-D scanning. He will come to the studio when I am back from Göteborg and Lund. Meeting with MIT Arts Council director Susan Cohen. And catch-up, go-to meeting with Katharine, who will shepherd the 3-D scanning of the Sculpture flottante model while I'm in Sweden.