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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Yesterday was the “Dirt Show” at the N Space in Baton Rouge. I participated happily, having dreamed for weeks that I would build a Gaudi-esque wall out of my cubic yard of dirt. I enlisted the help of a friend, Jamye St. Romain, to assist me in creating a mosaic covered side of a pile of dirt that I shaped a little bit by mixing water in the dirt and moving it around. So at 8 am I started. It was about 43 degrees and windy. I had my thermos of coffee.
Mark Nikoff, the mastermind of the idea of the Dirt Show (and of the N Studios), moved wheelbarrows full of dirt on the night before the project so that they lined up along the curb in front of the studios.
Jamye and I had fun cutting colored glass as we ran out.
Here I am with my assistant, Jamye St. Romain, who spent over four hours helping “Gaudi-fy” this pile of dirt. It was a windy, shady, 43 degrees. But the fun of creating kept us going, along with hot coffee.