Posts Tagged ‘Polaroid’

The Boss: POLAROID #4

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009


De Pirro the Boss

The sequel to Get Serious, The Boss was also created as an identification photo at the Sherman Studio Art Center. Ian saved this one as well. Speaking of Sherman studios, I came this close to tossing a roadkill skunk into one of the glass furnaces over there one night. This photo features a Delille Oxygen welding cap, in effect!

Polaroid #3

Monday, February 16th, 2009













Here is the most celebrated polaroid of all, the infamous Get Serious tool crib identification picture. I don’t recall who took the photo, but they obviously amused me in a big way. This photo was saved by Ian Williams so that he could always keep in mind that he needed to get serious. Also, it had my phone number on it. Both numbers are now obsolete. The purpose of the photo is supposed to let everybody know who is allowed in the shop. It also keeps away evil spirits by intimidating them.

Polaroid #1

Friday, February 13th, 2009


This is a Polaroid of a floor drawing from “Untitled Sculptures with Wall,” circa whenever. These are always nice to do if you have a flat concrete floor. I don’t, so I won’t be doing any new ones at the current shop. My floor is sort of lumpy due to what the TCR developers refer to as “underground infrastructure.” The final sculpture had either one or six steel-bar components. This was probably the most serious machining that I ever had to do for a sculpture. In the end, after I roughed out the 18 collars, they still had to be finished on a CNC lathe. What is left of this piece is still in storage in Columbus, OH.