Modern and fun, Chris Jackson of the Evansville Museum brought this project to me. Although we'd never met, this one had a specific time window which caused me to be in two places at once. (Doable. Three becomes tricky.) The dates were critical, requiring me to be onsite less than 24 hours after a show in Scottsdale Arizona.
Chris is such a delight to work with. I was tight for time (typical) and cut up some postcards, sprinkled them on a sheet of paper and slightly organized them. The design was loose. The actual installation was about 32 individual Quiet Oboes, 11 of them quite large, with the installation plane well above head height. Each piece was a trip into the air with a cherry picker, me in the air, and Chris on the groundplane. She was wonderful.
It was a schedule ballet requiring three airplanes through three airports to get to Kentucky, then drive through whisky farms (I don't know too much about whiskey) and snow to get to Evansville, ID. It was a spectacular trip and a whole load of fun.
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