Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca
Now that is something else than knit covering trees: Covering trees with clothespins. I came across Miami, Florida, based Gerry Stecca via his first Kickstarter Project where he seeks funds for wrapping 4 trees in front of a newly opened museum, the Forth Smith Regional Art Museum in Arkansas, Arizona.
You can also find more about the project on Behancé
Well over 7000 wood clothespins are being drilled and connected by wires, creating the “sheets” which will wrap around the main trunk of 4 trees facing the front of the museum.
April 16-17 and possibly the 18th, 2013 will find me on site, mostly on tall ladders, adapting the pieces made in warm Miami to the cold Arkansas trees. On site changes will be made to accommodate branches, etc and secure the work against weather and passerby’s touch, which is encourage as it is an interactive piece.
Upon completion, the work will remain for an undetermined amount of time for museum guests and regular city traffic to discover and enjoy.
The project is partially funded however I need to cover personal and production cost.
But there is more
Wrapping trees is not the only way Gerry works with clothespins: What to think of this magnificient Hammer Shark?
De Correspondent – Dutch News Crowd Funding Success
We all know the paper press is in Dire circumstances. To Paywall or not to Paywall your content? What about the Paper Guidebooks apparently going down the drain now that Google has announced to ditch the paper Frommers Guidebooks. What will happen with the Lonely Planet Guidebooks? We all know there is an ongoing battle between Travel Journalists, Travel Writers Travel News sections of paper press and so on and so forth.
The more refreshing is the outcome of this experiment:
Target met within 8 days
Only 8 days ago a group of Dutch reasonably known journalists, column writers and bloggers (see the above picture of their first “masthead”) teamed up and launched a membership site De Correspondent with the intention to source 15,000 members who solely based on the good name of the founders and a promise to start an alternative only online news presence, without a very clearcut idea of the form or the content….
Within 8 days more that 15.000 Dutchman have signed up and have paid their membership fee and the number is fast going up and counting (at the moment of publsihing this post the counter shows 15.239.
Very interesting to see how this experiment will go on.
The final number of members after 30 days:
Counter copied from their blog post.
My 5th Twitter Birthday
Fun to see how many ages internet wise I’m around on Twitter. Would love to see my archives once. It seems in some parts of the World they are available for downloading
I was able to find my archive! For those who don’t know: It is somewhere in your Twitter settings where you can apply for and get a link to a zip file with all your tweets. You then can unzip the file and read all of your tweets with a browser. There are even links to the actual tweet at Twitter, albeit without much context, but from Twitter you can embed tweeds like I did my with my first ever tweet here.
Last edited by GJE on March 23, 2013 at 1:04 am