I created this body of work at RAIR in Northeast Philadelphia, an artist residency program located at Revolution Recovery, a construction demolition and waste recycling facility. I built a 17' flat bottom boat entirely from recycled materials, and rowed it down the Delaware River. It was a fantastic experience! The work has been on display at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery on Frankford Avenue. The exhibition ends Saturday, June 28th. Thanks to all of the folks at Revolution Recovery and RAIR (Billy Dufala, Fern Gookin and Lucia Thome) to make this experience possible, and to Raul Romero for documenting the maiden voyage!
|boat in progress in the studio/shop at RAIR|
|removing the boat from the second story studio|
|filling the boat with water to swell the bottom boards|
|Exhibition at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery|
|baby shark in formaldehyde- found in the trash!|