Monday, January 25, 2010


February lst, next Monday, the paintings start going up on the wall.

Today, the crew begins arranging the berg-like and flat paintings side by side on the floor according to the artist’s drawings as they will go up on the wall.

and frangible was the Word of the Day. frangible \FRAN-juh-buhl\, adjective: Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken. Al Burns photo below.

Last week they cleaned up the workspace, preparing for the next stage. Paintings that didn't make the cut were broken, smashed, swept up and forgotten.

Katie Williams- crazy, rambunctious and outspoken Katie is here from Chicago to help out in the crunch!

At the front of the hotel, the big white tents are finished and fences around the perimeter are completed. At the Vancouver Convention Centre, where the press will be for the duration of the games, I walked past VANOC employees giving info talks to hired hands. We got a proof in today from Lorenzo for the image of Pitture Sotto Zero, the Paintings Below Zero installation for the 2006 Winter Olympics - framed, it will hang on the wall at the hotel during the games. Our invitations go out to the printers tomorrow.

Still, it rains and the float planes cross past my window, splashing into the water below. It's still light at 5 PM. 15 days to go!

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