As I took out my first ice boat out of the mold and started to clean off the ruff edges a large wall of the boat fell off.
As I looked at the boat put it into a shallow container and began to form a new wall. The next day wall was redone and ready for testing this following week.
Since I was waiting for a while for this mold and ice modal to be complete I had to think what would do if this happen in Berlin... so I decided to sculpt a boat free hand. you can see the photos for more detail. The larger boat I created free hand and the smaller and more in proportion boat which broke and fixed again.
As you can see in the following pictures the small modal figure. This figure is approximately 120:1 scale which was constructed to fit into the boat formed in the mold. The paddle the figure is holding is one of a series scale 120:1 modals. from this I took a glass scale modal a few glassblowing studios but no one had the space for equipment to produce a life size glass paddle. As I went to pick up some glass at the Bern Gallery in Burlington Vermont the head glassblower and I talked and they said they can produce it. So the following few weeks I am working out how exactly the glass paddle has to look like and if I may have to produce two paddles just incase one brakes some how.
I have been thinking about how I will create this ice boat in Sweden. I was brain storming about doing a performance with the ice boat too. I was thinking in this performance little would happen. Mainly create a small film of the performance I am not sure how it will be seen in reality but I can image it in a short clip or trail. I will begin the performance by entering the boat with my glass paddle and dressed in a classy white suit jacket hoodie hybrid (see more detail in model drawings and photographs). By doing this performance in Hällefors Sweden I will be able to explore how a sculpted ice boat speaks differently based upon the remote snowy and icy location in relation to a hot urban setting. As I sit in the frozen boat with my glass paddle in my hands on the vast frozen lake I wait until the boat disappears in the mist. I am not sure yet but I want to see how it would be positioning camera where we will make it look like the ice boat will be floating away in the snowy mist.
Note: last time I was on the lake in Hallefors there was in the evening and sometimes during the day when a snow storm mist blows across the lake If I position the boat in the middle of the lake or in the path of the wind this could be an amazing shot.
There are some other thoughts I would like to discuss with you Jean marie though I will bring it up in our next meeting, talk to you then.
Below is my first years work in Transart
Below is my first years Transart studio work which is a series of ephemeral film, sculpture, installation created over the first year at transart which led me to this ice boat project.