/it's ON!/ 06/14/2009

wow! it's been quite a month. so much planning and camping and working and playing. we were accepted in to the fire arts festival! very exciting news, indeed. check it out! and save the dates: July 15-18th in West Oakland.

last weekend we purchased a very large, rather ridiculous piece of galvanized steel. i like to call it the gnome house. today, i ripped it apart and created 7 lovely pieces for our sculpture. feeling way more comfortable with the plasma cutter now -- more like drawing now. now, we have a basin and six centers for the lotus petals! hooray!

tomorrow i will work on bending the metal centers to the shape that will work for the basin. looking forward to learning a new tool. 

after much hemmin' and hawin' about the fire, i think it's been settled that we *will* use propane, and we *will* run fire up the spine of each petal. we had hoped to use liquid methanol, but i think that will have to be a future addition...there's just not enough time to make that happen. 

tonight, while seeing 'bat for lashes' play the great american music hall in SF, i had an inspiration to have a poofer with colored flame...and a beautiful show with the fire dancing to 'daniel.' perhaps another future addition? maybe for the desert. anything is possible, i suppose. 

yay for fire! and art!




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