Last of the 5th ed. Base Camp Box, charcoal and blue. 2019
Mostly finished mobile Sheep Shearing Stand for Sarah Lillegard, winter 2019. Sarah and the sheep stand on the platform with the shearing motor over head. It can be transported to remote sites that may not offer a place to hang the motor. The height of the motor can be changed by sliding it up and down the vertical spine. The motor is heavy so pins are used (throughout the build as well) to allow for it to be detached with ease. I added a few finishing finer touches after these photos were taken, but this is basically the project in whole.
OG Base Camp Box, Ventana Wilderness base camp- Fall ’18. The heat up above the ocean was surprising this time, flies galore, a strange camp visitor hiking with large loppers, too-violent waves down below and just amazing wilderness that can tire one out. Glorious nonetheless.
Spec drawing for Sarah Lillegard’s Sheep Shearing Stand. This mobile support for her shearing motor will be done in the next few months.
I delivered a new custom Base Camp Box this week. It will be on a sailing boat on the ocean for the next 4 months. The client wanted an empty vessel, and I added some twists: such as an oak top that can be used as a cutting board if desired.
Scouting a location along the PCT to place the optical viewers I showed in Toronto. I have to make stronger vertical elements after this effort to place them and come back to the PCT at another location. Unfortunately I’ve missed the high season for thur-hikers.
A fiber print in fixer, part of my PCT thru-hiker series. This is Bull Frog, who had to get off the Pacific Crest Trail due to an injury. I gave him a ride to the closest town for a bed and shower before he flew back to France.
Back from Toronto and the very well put together, curated, Grow Op 2018. My optical viewers were placed throughout the 3rd and 4th floors of the Gladstone Hotel, an arts and culture leader in the city of Toronto.
Heading up to Toronto for this great mixed discipline annual gathering of ideas, art and architectural/urban planning. I shipped a new series of wood opticons with color slides to be placed on site.
Some head shots of the optical slide viewers heading to Toronto. Each has a curated color slide relative to the idea and reality of “Territory”, today. The image of the base shows the supports I made for their placement in an exhibition space. Outside, on site, these will just be pushed into the ground.
The wood optical viewers I’ll be sending to Toronto are almost together. Color slides teasing out the idea and reality of “Territory” in our time will be inside them.
I recently built a wood truck deck for camera work and outback porching. Not quite finished…
Completed commission: three book cubbies and a fireplace mantel with supports. Winter ’17-18. (I’m waiting to post an image of the mantel after I mount it. The clients are redoing the wall around their fireplace.)
One darkroom print from a series of Pacific Crest Through Hikers. Summer 2017, continuing. This dude was resting at the Old Highway 40 intersection of the PCT on Donner Summit.
A commissioned fireplace mantel and supports was dropped off to the clients. I’ll mount it after they re-build the wall around their fireplace.
I took the new ed. Base Camp Box out with me to try it out.
Eastern Sierra Nevada.
Lime Base Camp Box, 5 ed.-winter ’17.
Jovi and Misty claimed two of the five 5th ed. Base Camp Boxes. These are Bankson Lake blue. I made a bright yellow green paint for the next one I am putting together which I will use for marketing. All the panels and bones are made for the series.
Preliminary sketch for a new Base Camp Box, edition of 4- winter 2017-18. Two are claimed by Jovi and Misty. The Camp Box design has moved to a place where I will make cubbies (with open backs) as components that slide into the main form rather than use shelving supports for horizontal pieces of ply. This more modular design adds a little weight to the box, but will also increase the vertical strength. I’m going to play with using corner wedges as fastening points for the cubby walls as well as connecting points for whatever the user desires: a tight line to hold back items inside the cubbies, etc. I’ll probably also paint these slightly different colors.