Emma Watson stunning at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Alexander McQueen buckled oxford
The real difference between science and religion.
(via The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (Official))
Today I made the decision to embark on a project that i’ve been vaguely thinking about for quite some time now. Last night I couldn’t sleep and had a weird fit of inspiration and started planning in the middle of the night. I’m going to make a portable art gallery. Pop-up events are super popular in Detroit right now but there aren’t tons of pop-up art events. I’ve already thought of tons of locations around the city I could set up and get away with it. What i’m going to do is purchase a flatbed trailer and build lightweight hinged walls with just enough structure to support the necessary hanging equipment and an even more lightweight ceiling. All parts will be detachable from the trailer base and foldable to some degree. There will be adjustable bars running across the ceiling to position gallery lights on (For this part i’m either going to have to find some strong battery powered lights or an external power source for openings) The idea is that all the parts disassembled will be able to stack neatly on the trailer base for transport. The front wall (rear of the trailer) will be fitted with a window or two (probably plexi) and a door, with removable steps leading up. Since the inside space will probably only be about 8ft wide, I don’t want to waste any of that on a table for wine and stuff - One of the side walls will be shorter than the others so that once the room is assembled, a tiny add-on station will be set up fitting into the void and hanging off the end. This piece will house a small booth for refreshments, price lists, etc. The only thing missing is a bathroom, but i’ve been in galleries without those before and you deal with it. As far as storing everything in between shows, everything but the trailer itself can be broken down and stored in my basement/backyard. The trailer is the only problem. Although it will probably be relatively crappy looking without any of the stuff on it, theft is always something to worry about in Detroit so maybe I could get some sort of wheel lock for keeping it on the street or in the vacant field next to my house.
It was good to get that all written down instead of just scribbled in my sketchbook or in my brain. It’s obviously going to be a while before I can start any real construction because of the weather, but tomorrow I’m going to start some more concrete sketches and look into making a kickstarter account or something for funds. Excitement! I’m doing things relevant to my degree!