April 2012

HOO, HA Still Going Strong

fieldwork winter 2011/12 - karina bergmans - ooh ah wow

(photo: K. Bergmans)

We've been really impressed that Karina's giant palindromes have come through the winter pretty much unscathed and are still adding a surprising, colourful, and humorous 'aside' to what would be an otherwise pretty normal dirt road drive on Old Brooke Rd.

If you haven't made it out to fieldwork to see the work, you better come out soon!  The work will be taken down April 29 to make room for the Spring/Summer installations being installed in May.

Jennifer Ryder Jones 'Scragends' and Dan Nuttall's 'Bewilderness' (in the pine forest behind the field) are also still up.

Saying goodby to Ooh Ah Wow

fieldwork - ooh ah wow - karina bergmans
fieldwork - ooh ah wow - karina bergmans

April 29, 2012

We had a big workbee today at fieldwork.  Karina and Jason came to dismantle her installation 'Ooh, Ah, Wow' which created some rather interesting moments.  The picture above would make a great ad for Toyota! The hay used to stuff the letters last fall has been forked into a sort of stack at the end of the field and may be ceremoniously burned at a later date.  Another team - Cam, Richard, Chris and Susie worked at the other end of the field to establish the posts for a lean-to shelter that will hopefully be up for the May 26 opening.  The very beautiful cedar poles (from local farmer Peter Sargeant) were stripped (the diligence of Richard skrobecki amazed us) and were sunk into the ground.  The whole gang of us hoisted up the lower of the two beams before calling it a day.  Thanks goes out to Cam for his expertise and fine tuning.