My Friend David Pitman asked me if i wanted to do something for his bizarre fish house/art gallery thing he was doing on a local lake. It was a two part thing. Half the show would happen on the lake in December, half the show would happen in the Soap Factory in June.
I wanted to do something that would be the same, but drastically different in the summer and the winter. Water was a nice choice, because its frozen in winter, and all runny in the summer. I started focusing on water balloons. I was amazed to find how beautiful a frozen water balloon looks. Go and fill up a water balloon and throw it in your freezer for a week. Pull it out and peel off the balloon skin, and your gonna say Awwwwwww.
Anyway, we filled up A LOT of water balloons and froze them in my front yard. We then grabbed a ready rents truck and filled it up with the balloons. Driving around with a van full of frozen water balloons is a very strange and exhilarating feeling.
we then dumped all the balloons on the lake and proceesed to strip them of their balloon skins and stack them into what would become a big glowing phone booth looking thing. We used this stuff called electroluminecent wire hooked up to a motorcycle battery to allow the sculpture to glow internaly.
It was fun, but BITTER COLD. During construction, the temperature was steady at -15 to -20 degrees. I want to thank Aaron Wojack and Willy Nordstrom for all their work and help.
Reboot Skee-Bot (2011)
Billboard Project (2010)
Table of Contents (2009)
Soap Factory Haunted House 2006/2007/2009
Liberty Parade 2008
Tapes and tapes 2008
People Powered Penny Arcade (a mini golf hole design by Nate Carny Kulenkamp, Chris Pennington, and Eric Veldey)
Water Balloon Fight 2006
Ten Second Film Fest: 2005-2008
Art Shanty 2005
Jeeter Repeater 2004
BB Gun Firing Range 2004
Laying Pipe: 1987 Econoline Van (2003)
Punk Rock Wood Shop (2012)