The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.
All Happy Now has sat fallow with very little work accomplished on it this past year. The primary reason being the project I'd taken on with the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka.
In July of 2005, I was asked by Kurt Kramer, General Contractor for the restoration of the 1920s era Sweasey Theatre, to be in charge of Historic Restoration of the interior including all painting and plaster work.
I loved the Sweasey Theatre (known as the State Theatre, a movie house, when I was growing up) and decided to on take the job.
While most would say this work falls outside the definition of "Fine Art" and is therefore a little out of place on this website, my long time career with historic restoration has shown it to be all consuming, very eccentric, so dependent on thinking as much as labor, that it comes very close to Fine Art.
It seemed to satisfy my creative urges... and I was being very well paid.
(Click on the thumbnail images below for a sense of what the theatre looked like in July of 2005).
For additional information: The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts
Continuing Work on All Happy Now (Humboldt).
All Happy Now 100 foot diameter ziggurat of earth, redwood bender board and grass located in The Humboldt Botanical Gardens, Eureka, California. Work was begun in late Summer 2004. Here, Karen Angel leads a tour.
The mound, now covered with topsoil, protected with black plastic to try and keep the weeds down.
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