Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's up and it's skookum!

The back of the wall.

Check out those details: the topic of discussion in the endless conversations with hands going this way and that, with scribbles and crude drawings on envelopes, napkins, pieces of plywood -- the details -- to ensure that the structure will be air tight, water tight, strong enough to hold the weight of the glass, the metal, the ice -- here they are.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Here's a blast from the past: Erik Olson and Gord Halloran in the square at Fortezza di Fenestrelle, waiting for the plates to be set up in the church -- for the installation for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Check out the alps in the background, the snow everywhere.

These same plates - they've been to Italy, Toronto, Niagara-on-the-lake and Chicago.

Now, they're on the Sunshine Coast at Northwest Contracting, where it's fall, it's sunny.