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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

Busy Day

Today was a full 11AM-3AM workday.  After hauling 20 paintings from school to my apartment, Mike, Emily, and I went shopping for some supplies.  We bought lots of poplar and birch board for the modular furniture as well as many other supplies.

We also brought an old bike to the studio to use for the bicycle generator.  It needs some cleaning up, oil, and tender loving care, but we would rather recycle something old into something new:  OUR GENERATOR.

Then, I worked the rest of the night cutting out the top and bottom platforms and assembling shelf structures supporting the furniture I designed.

As you can tell by my expression in the photo, I was exhausted by 3:00AM and decided to call it a night.  I may have been physically tired, but mentally I was so ecstatic to see things come together so quickly.

Next up…PAINT!

4 Responses to “Busy Day”

  • Fan Says:

    Sure wish you could have re-purposed some kind of used wood or plywood instead of buying new poplar boards. Too bad.

  • Jessica Says:

    Well if it makes you feel better, we have been reusing a lot of material for this project including foam, fabric, steel, mechanical parts, and much of the wood. There is always some scrap wood in the school shop which we prefer to use when we can. Unfortunately, my design with for the furniture requires specific dimensions of board lengths and widths so we had to buy new boards. Aesthetically and functionally, it is important to follow the contours of the island specifically, so sometimes it is hard to be flexible with dimensions. Mike and I really try to be as resourceful as possible, while fulfilling the designs we proposed.

    Thanks for your input. :)

  • Fan Says:

    It is not about me. It should make YOU feel better to recycle materials! And the IMA says it is committed to being low impact and green.

  • Jessica Says:

    It does make us feel good to recycle, and we do as much as possible. Thanks.

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