Holy shit. I will never forget this day. We got up really early today to go and get our material for our sculptures. First we went to get Jens’s stuff at a metal workshop close by, then me and Mary went to Brooklyn to get my steel plates. That was a trip I’ll tell you. We had to bribe union people, sweet talk police officers to avoid a fine and drive with an over loaded van to Connecticut to get what we wanted. The story is long and I can tell it to anyone that is interested. The importent thing was that i got the material.
The most difficult part though, was actually to get the plates of the van. They are extremely heavy and were loaded on the truck, by the bribed union people and me, with the help of a forklift and a traverse. They are five by ten feet, quarter inch steel plates. One week ago I didn’t have a clue what that was, but now I know. It’s heavy shit! Anyhow we cracked our backs and got the plates of the van with rolls of cardboard, ropes but mostly raw manpower. Or as we say in Sweden: vi svinade av dom.
All this meant that I got to start working on my sculpture today, only five days too late. I’m in a hurry so to say. I cut one of four plates and tomorrow I’m cutting the rest.
In the evening we had a great party at the boat club. A really good band played and they invited us to a jam session which was really nice. I already knew Jens was a good drummer, but Francisco surprised me with a being a harmonica phantom and Kent just ripped it on the bass. Lovely evening with lovely friends. Tomorrow work will continue in super madness speed.