Tonight will be a late one for us. To keep on schedule, we need to finish the wood portion of the whale that we’re building for the opening at White Flag Projects on Friday. Tomorrow is the day we put on the plastic “skin.” We’ve got a class of students coming to help us wrangle that 20′ by 100′ roll of industrial plastic sheeting — so we have to be finished with the structure before they arrive.
This morning started with the head of the whale.
Next came the ribcage, which will be open to the audience. The video will be playing on a monitor inside the structure.
What’s taking us forever is all the connecting pieces between the circles. As soon as we finish that, we’ve got the flipper mounts to place (we’re hanging the flippers themselves after we plasticize them). Then we’ll be done for the night.