Friday, April 8, 2011

Studies in Orbs and Years for the "History of the World" Show

The year was "1953", suburbia was sprawling, and baseball fields were shrinking to back yards, and balls were slowly evolving "wiffles" . . .

The year was 200 - or rather two hundred years since Earth collided with another planetary body, blowing it to smithereens (which would eventually become the moon), and then began it's re-coagulation into the orb we all call home.  Fireworks were millions of years in the future but I thought it would be nice to commemorate the "Bicentennial" of this collection of rock, molten rock, rock ice, and bits of water.  Why Legos?  Well, it was just a planetary toddler: innocent, but constructive in it's own growth.

Side note: we got our window vinyl!  Designed as a wacky grid by Owen Sherwood and myself, and photographed by Caroline Corrigan, Education + Exhibitions Manager up at the Art Center.  Thanks, Caroline!


jashar said...

Love the 1953 piece! I like how the pieces will tie in with the tchotchkes.

Andrew DeGraff said...

Thanks, Jahsar! Yeah, Ive been wanting to do a wiffle ball box for about a bazillion years. It's just one of those old designs I love. Plus the curve and slider illustrations on the side of the box are totally wrong. Awesome. And thanks to Jed and Jen Heuer for the new pristine wiffle ball I got for my birthday last year!