Hidden Pockets Process Photos

Hidden Pockets
Disparities in farming; the human machine

Anthropologists have long believed that agriculture provided the seeds from which civilization grew. —ejournalusa, 21stCentury Agriculture

Below are process photos of the build of this project. The metal sculpture stands 14’H x 4’D x 4’W. You can read more about the sculpture here.

The Prince of New York Waterways Build & Install

Creation of the sculpture took many hours of bending metal, fusing the armature together, painting, and placing the lucite balls inside the body carefully. When installed lights outline the armature, crown and front/back feet. Lights also shine inside the armature through the Lucite balls and shine through the feet. All the metal is painted gold and green. The sculpture stands approximately 6 feet tall x 4 feet wide.

The Prince of New York Waterways over looks the water. Photos are right after install before his lights and lily pad were put into place.

Read more about the project here.

One In Part; Whole In Being Creation & Install

Human development is an open – ended process, the core essence of an individual is the human spirit. This essence is developed through experience and reflecting on the experience. This act of reflection serves as a bridge between learning from experience and progressing into the future. This is the foundation for Leadership and Wisdom.

The sculpture is made from 1/4" stainless steel and painted mahogany.
Measuring 4ft. D x 6ft. W x 10ft. H

Below are process photos of the build of this project. You can read more about the sculpture here.

Magic Flute Set Design

I was asked by the Jackson Symphony to create a set design that opened up like a storybook to change scenes, but has the ability to be light weight and break down into 3′x3′ panels for transportation. This was a fun project being able to design the set as well as the panels. The scene begins in the forest and the two center panels open up to reveal the next scene—the queen’s garden.

Assembled the set design measures 6ft x 12ft.

Palace rough sketch

Palace rough sketch

Forest rough sketch

Forest rough sketch

First scene: The Forest

First scene: The Forest

Center panels being moved into the second scene

Center panels being moved into the second scene

Second scene: The Queen’s Garden

Second scene: The Queen’s Garden

I collaborated with Steve Zimic who helped with the engineering and construction of the set.

Left: Panels disassembled and in box. Right: Panels being put together

Left: Panels disassembled and in box. Right: Panels being put together

Read more about the project here.

The Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport

I went with Dalvero Academy to Mystic Seaport. I was most excited to revisit the Charles W. Morgan and see the Mayflower II—the newest acquisition at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

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The Mayflower II was hauled out of the water to begin the five year restoration. The Mayflower II is owned by Plimoth Plantation and is undergoing a multi-year restoration in Mystic Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.

 

The ship had three masts—Mizzen (aft), Main (midship) and Fore. There is also a spirit sail in the bow area. The design of the Mayflower II was quite different, I thought the ship looked very “English” with two castle like structures fore and aft. These structures—30 foot high were square and bulky making it extremely difficult to sail against the wind. This awkward super structure configuration made the Mayflower unable to sail against the North Atlantic Westerlies. This is the direct reason why the voyage from England to America took over two months.

I enjoyed learning about what the Pilgrims and Adventurers brought to start to the New World. Among the items brought were 126 pairs of shoes, 13 pairs of boots, an assortment of fine clothing, utensils for food preparation such as teacups, as well as pigs, goats, poultry, and some family pets.

Unfortunately I was only able to spend one day due to the cold weather and didn’t get to visit the Morgan. I am looking forward to return!

You can read more about the Mayflower II Restoration on the Mystic Seaport Museum website.