Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Husband is Awesome

Justin works as an art handler and is co-branch manager of Crozier Fine Art's Philadelphia branch. He and his co-conspirator, I mean, co-manager, Eric McDade do all kinds of crazy things with art...moving it, installing it, packing it, shipping it... You might not think that any of these things would be crazy enough to involve forklifts but you would most certainly be wrong... Take, for example, the 13 foot long crates of Ai Wei Wei's 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' that they had to move this week...

This is just one of two flatbeds that came bearing crates...Yikes!

Yup, those are big crates...

Justin taking the crates off the flatbed with the forklift...

and backing it into the loading dock.

Then he and Eric switched the crate from one forklift to another... Eric could put it up onto the dock...

...and it could then be transported through a hole not much bigger than the crate itself... Whew!

Only to be done all over again for the other crates...! I'm not just saying this because he is my husband but Justin is AMAZING at packing, moving, installing, etc artwork, especially big and seemingly impossible projects like this one. So if you are like Ai Wei Wei and need your stuff moved and stored somewhere, give these guys a holler!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Busy busy busy

This is just a quick hello to assure you I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I am just having a super busy summer between studio work, the forming of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and just life in general. As a family we are trying to have a bit of a life this summer and have already taken a bunch of vacations with a few more to come (nothing too fancy...weekends here and there and a few longer spells away). I've also started a piece in the studio (a life size portrait of my daughter to come...eventually) and once I see how this goes I'll see if it will develop into a full body of work. I'll be sure to post updates, as exciting things are happening. Happy summer to all!

image from here