"Borrowed Time"
Installation at The Honolulu Museum of Art Sean Michael Gallagher
January 11th 2014 to February 16th 2014
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/

it’s hard to say how much material was used in this installation. the collection started about 6 months prior to the exhibition. if you count the material in the 3rd and largest mound i would put the estimate around 30,000 pounds of all locally harvested material, with about 5,000 pounds having been fired…

the writing on the wall. certain local stones fired in the range of ^04 develop a chalk skin. these were used to draw over a 100’ x 12’ wall.

3 cameras: video/stills/time lapse, dusk, dawn, and everything in-between, sun/overcast, wet/dry/drying, macro/micro, filters for mini, pop, and toy camera, closeups, distance, overhead, 120, 180, 360, up and down/side to side, etc. etc. etc. on and on and on and everything shot by hand and by a drone and oh yeah, obviously with and without the infamous Woodrow Gallagher. i probably have over 10,000 images, 36 plus days of time lapse photography and hours of drone footage to edit. hopefully we’ll get a decent book and video out of all this hard work…

i spent most of my time annoyed by the sun and waiting for overcast during documentation and wasn’t till the last week i started playing with shadows… sure glad i didn’t miss out on these pics.

the museum and all can have the melted stones, but these antique brick remnants (found hiking) with stones melted over them are not going anywhere. 

and on the last day the largest stone firing. about 45 pounds. a ways to go to firing full sized mountains but definitely pushing the rock up the hill…

hanging on by a thread. the only thing keeping the top rock from falling off is a small melted area fusing the 2 together. 

going down the road of jewelry yet again. so ugly they’re sexy! and certainly going to be difficult to replicate.

going down the road of jewelry yet again. so ugly they’re sexy! and certainly going to be difficult to replicate.