Numbers at the boatyard
t took three days and four or five sessions at Dakota Creek, but I finally am comfortable with the place, where everything is located and more importantly, what my projects are for this location. Having this level of comfort in this one location meant quite a bit when we went back to the yard this afternoon. I knew what I was looking for and I was able to find photographs that would assist the current projects.
The current projects discovered at Dakota Creek are a series of abstract designs using new bronze propellers for the MV Salish, workplace tools and personalizing the workplace, a little design type project showing numbers in the workplace and finally, the project we started this morning.
Every Shop Should have a trophy deer.
Propellers are beautiful before they hit the water.
Brooks and I talked this morning about creating new photographs out of smaller photographs. The thought we had was since the shipyard is a place where large ships are created out of many small parts, why not create a photographic scene from many smaller images? We started with the premise from my Labyrinth project but decided to go away from the “believably unbelievable” to avoiding rectangles completely.
From discussion to getting a few examples created from start to current state was about three hours. It’s amazing what advantages digital cameras and processing have. What we did in a few hours would have been almost technically impossible just a few years ago. Now we can do that in less than half a day. We will try to carry this thought process through to other locations on this year’s safari.