August 20th, 2009

I love my job.


This is a photo I took for a postcard inviting people to attend the opening reception of Patrick Marold's The Windmill Project in Technology Park, as part of our exhibition Human = Landscape going on right now at BCA and the Firehouse. The project itself is an installation of 1,000 eight-foot wind turbines that light up when the wind blows through them, which at such a large quantity causes the entire landscape to light up and move with the wind, giving visibility and fleeting form to it through light. The coolest part about it is that you can walk right into the middle of the field among all the turbines, and even during the day when they're not lit up, it's a beautiful experience.

I still have a hard time believing that this is what I do for a living. I catch myself at work sometimes surrounded by art that I love and care about, and people that I love being around. I get to make designs that I actually care about and work on projects that mean something to me because they revolve around the kind of art I want to promote and be a part of. As it is right now we just had the opening for Human = Landscape, our biggest show ever, showcasing art on all five floors of the Firehouse and at two off-site locations, including Patrick Marold's windmills in Tech Park. Anyone in the area should really check out these exhibits; they're a refreshing contemporary view on the energy crises that seem to have us all running around like chickens with our heads cut off, discussing what is beautiful in terms of sustainability and what is beautiful in terms of landscape.

I'm one lucky son of a bitch to be a part of all this. It's the biggest thing I've got right now and I love it.