Sunday, July 15, 2012

Solo show installation timeline - Day One

July 1, 2012 - Summer wind storm and record heat in central Ohio.  Luckily, our power was only out for a few hours.  Many area residents won't have their power back for days.  Roads were closed due to downed tree limbs.  It takes nearly 2 hours to load my Subaru forester and a borrowed pick up truck with a full flight of stairs and its landing, a 100 year old door, windows, columns and more.  Finally off to Delaware, about 30 miles North, taking an alternate route.  With less than 5 miles to go, some poor soul crashed into the passenger side of my vehicle, a guard rail, a concrete median and a small tree while having a seizure.  I wasn't injured, just in shock with a sore back and neck - especially in days to come.  Instead of working on installation, we spent an hour baking in the heat on the side of the road to be sure she is okay, file police reports and wait for her to be life flighted away from the scene.

We finally made it to the City Art Center, 22 E Winter St, Delaware, OH  and unload.  Did I mention that it was over 100 degrees?  We break for dinner at the wonderful Bun Restaurant and go back to work for a couple of hours before returning to Columbus on the skirts of another storm.

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