Sunday, February 20, 2011

Atkinson Gallery Installation - Jenchi Wu

Here are a few photos of the prep we did for my installation at the Atkinson Gallery. Thanks to everyone who helped - Dane, Chris, Alan, Jeff, Mari, Trevor and Mitch. It was a huge undertaking and a true team effort to accomplish all that we did today.

The opening reception for the show is Friday Feb 25 from 5-7pm at the Atkinson Gallery on the Santa Barbara City College Campus. 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara 93109. Stop by if you can - it's going to be an amazing installation.
It took 6 people plus a hand-operated fork lift to lift this 300+ pound sculpture into position. It consists of a solid ceramic cube that rests atop a tree trunk.

Mari, Jenchi and Trevor prepare "Duality" for the clay slip (liquid clay).

Jeff lays down extruded clay to form a dam that will hold in the clay slip.

Pouring white clay slip during the installation of "Duality."

Pouring brown slip during the  installation of  "Duality."

When the clay slip dries it will take on the appearance of a dried lake bed... buckled and cracked.

Smoothing the slip.

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