Sunday, July 25, 2010

Books are installed! Thank YOU!

The books have been installed! THe site looks amazing! My dad(Raymond), mom(Saundra), sister(Tabitha) and my Uncle Pat, cousins Derek and Matt all came to MEMPHIS to help. THis amazing family of mine combined with some great friends were able to help me install all 20 books in a matter of 4 1/2 hours! THe install went off without a hitch...all books are bolted down and waiting on the safe rubber to be put in place! I am so very excited, it looks absolutely just like i imagined it. I think that is a good thing.

I want to thank everyone involved! From helping me in the idea stages to concrete makin to title puttin to staining all the way down to those of you who were just amazing moral support! I couldn't have done it without you!

More pics to come...unfortunately i was not able to weild the camera so i am waiting on my photo greats to send me the photos they took for me! Check back soon!

Brooke Foy

ps. I think i am going to change the title of the piece to "At a loss for Words"....

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The concrete BEAN is here! Next step is to stain the books and then install them. The stain will happen over the course of the next 5-6days. Volunteers are welcomed! THen we Install. Muscle is needed to help with install. That will take place on the 24th-27th. Then the FInal stage is to have the vitriturf brought in. This is a recycled rubber that is colored GREEN! This is for safety since the maze of books will promote climbing! Project to be completed AUGUST 1! If you are in the area of the Cordova Library come check it out! Big Opening/Unveiling to be Scheduled for August sometime...more info to come soon!

The Concrete Bean is HERE! WooHoo

And The Concrete is Poured! We have a big LIMA BEAN shaped concrete pad for my books! WooHoo!

PreConcrete Pour!

These are the pictures of the day before the concrete is poured.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

We got a Studio Visit from Urban Arts! Thanks for stopping by!

Rodney and Whitney from Urban Arts came by the studio for a visit! This is a bit of what they saw!

A Little bit of the Process and my Wonderful Helpers

Construction Site Day 2 & 3!

Here are a few photos from day 2&3! The shape of the lima bean is looking better! Great Job so far Bright Construction! Thanks for all your hard work.

Construction Site Day 1

The contractors began working on the site for the Maze on Monday July 5th! These are a few pics from Day 1. More to come as more work is done.

From Styro to Concrete!

Here are a few images of the books as styrofoam and a few images of the almost finished product!