Common/Uncommon

Common/Uncommon is new sculpture. I thought the current object I was making was the endgame, but it appears this and others are only steps in a process in determining a larger body of work.

I present the “Pineapple”. That’s not its real name but it sort of resembles a pineapple. A blue pineapple.

0M6A3274This is, a 10 foot square blue tarp cut into 5 inch squares which are then drilled in the center and pierced with a 12″ galvanized common nail. There may be more nonsensical work in a series of similar objects. I can see different colour tarps being employed in different cut out shapes to make a trio of similar objects. Hopefully this weekend I can find an orange tarp at least. I looked a while back and found a myriad of different shades.

I’m wondering what the most common colour is for a construction site tarp. It must be blue or orange. Those seem ubiquitous. I’ve just checked Home Depot and Rona and both have a very limited supply. They seem to be all about the blue tarp. But Rona does has a camouflage one. I guess that’s for the hunter/end of world enthusiast. OK< looks like I have to break my boycott of Crappy Tire and shop there. They have reasonably inexpensive orange, silver, white and dusty brown shades.

The next step however in Common/Uncommon-came to be me in the middle of the night–will be to sculpt a house painting brush out of three colours of house painting masking tape.

 

 

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Horizontal

Horizontal is the one picture I like from several outings over my vacation week. Not very productive, but I hope to improve on my record this final vacation weekend. This image was taken on the shore of Lake Huron about a half an hour from Godrich at my wonderful brother and sister’s place. They were nice enough to offer and let Jill, Stella and I use it for part of our vacation. The horizon line between water and sky on Huron is spectacular.

This is a particularly strange picture to me. I’m so accustom to the water being fairly rough and very green here. At this point in the day the sky was so intensely blue that the water lost that greenish tinge for a bit and viola. I’ve never actually seen this colour of blue in a sky before.

This is the same place at night, just after the sun has disappeared on the horizon line one evening last week. I think sunset is around 9:00 at this time of year. Yes, I took a sunset picture. I haven’t really done that for a very long time. This one looks airbrushed. I don’t really like this image, but it does illustrate why Huron is often ranked in the top ten of the world for sunsets. The colour is pretty crazy.

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