Last day in Bellingham 2018. Preparing for my first research trip for Forest Time. Lot’s of things cooking, simmering. Yesterday finally made a decent tree cast! This one from a live tree in my yard. The casting rig I put together worked! Now I need mold making agent with high resolution. Cast my leg as well but it was a fail. Still somehow I am okay with the result. Like it has motion blur. Gonna keep it.
Checked the weather in Truckee and it will be cold. Maybe a little snow fall and maybe a little sun. A mixed bag. Anxious. Need to pack and make a box for my skis and tools. Must return to school today to finish chasing bronze pieces and the little dream boat pictured below. It’s Christmas Eve but for me it’s another work day.
Where am I going? I am going to Sagehen Field Station in the Sierra Nevadas to work on a project about forest ecology , fire ecology and time, human time and how it relates to forest time. This project will develop into a live cinema performance and sculptural installation. This is my first of 4 planned trips to the field station to conduct research and gather materials. I will be alone there this time, for 8 nights in the forest in the mountains. I joke with my friends that I won’t really be alone, I’ll have my phone with me, and my computer and all the other nonhuman critters and entities experiencing the time and space together. We’re going to have a party!