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!
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!