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USM Sculpture Installation
Aug 5 to Dec 31, 2011
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Work in progress, Summer, 2011


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Finishing the last section, Saturday, 12/17.


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The painting crew--
Evan Farley, Cassie
Jones, Duane Paluska,
Haley MacKeil, James
Marshall, and Andrea
Sulzer (not pictured).
In this photo: Cassie Jones, Haley MacKeil, James Marshall, Evan Farley, and Duane Paluska


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The sculpture was
painted with a
semi-transparent
coat of milk paint.


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Nine of the ten sections completed.


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All ten sections
soft wrapped for
delivery.


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Loading the truck with Adrian Bossi,
Evan Farley, and Richard Keen,
Monday morning, 12/19.


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Unloading the work at the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.


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Arriving on site,
Monday morning, 12/19.


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Evan Farley completing the
"blueprint" for aligning the
sections on the wall.


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Installing the alignment drawing.


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Using the drawing
and a temporary
ledger board to align
the first section.


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Sam Gilbert and Adrian Bossi,
of Swell (building contractors),
locating the attachment points
for the first section.


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Sam and Evan using a jig
to rout the hanging slots
on the back of the work.


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Adrian and Sam
drilling the holes
for the first section.


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After removing the alignment
drawing, touching up the wall.


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Adrian attaching the art to
the wall. Inverted keyhole
slots on the back of the
work slid down over the
bolts to lock the artwork
in place.


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Section one complete.


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Sam, Evan, and Adrian
installing the second section.


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Sections one and two complete.


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Detail of sections
one and two.


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Fitting section four.


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Installing section three.


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Sections 1-4 complete.


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Sections 1-4 complete.


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View from the mezzanine.


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Adrian.


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Mark and Evan.


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View across the atrium.


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Installation in progress, and a detail from Ambrogio Lorenzetti's "The Effects of Good Government" (1340), which inspired the piece.


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The end of the second day, 12/20/11,
with sections 1-8 in place.


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Haley MacKeil and Evan Farley.


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Unwrapping the work as we go.


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Fitting section ten.


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Fitting section ten.


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Installing section ten.


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DONE! Wednesday, 12/21/11, 12 pm.


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Touching up.


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Touching up.


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Touching up.


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Completed piece.


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Completed piece.


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Panorama of completed piece.


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Exterior view.


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Civitas and Locus,
a mural I completed
a year earlier for the Osher
Map Library, next door,
are based on the same
design and intended as
pendants to one another.


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The installation crew: Sam Gilbert, Mark Wethli,
Evan Farley, Adrian Bossi, and Haley MacKeil.
Graphic by Evan Farley


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