I have not been on since June, so here is the sum of my July efforts. I have been working, but numerous algae slicks have kept the beach unswimmable most of July. Finally, this week I was able to access some of my washed out raw materials and retrieve them for this year's model...so without further ado...
Picture number one shows one of the victims of the algae slicks. As it wasn't one of the fifty dead catfish, I chose him as the representative, as he was slightly more photogenic. Notice the watch above him. It does not belong to him. He may have had a watch, I don't know. It's not likely, but that particular watch is mine and is two inches across, giving you an idea of the size of this fellow. If I said he was two feet long, it might not be believed, perhaps taken as a fish story. So I leave a picture instead, in lieu of the thousand words.
Here is the central portion of a 48"x48" painting in triptych format. It will be exhibited in the faculty show at Mercyhurst U. in August and September along with a small beach sculpture of white and black stones configured like the painting but with the colors reversed.
Here is what the sculpture currently looks like. It is not as impressive as past ones, as height is being sacrificed for length. It is well over 60 feet in length and protects quite a bit of the ledge. The left section has a small bench and a curved wall around the exposed trunk of the willow tree. The right side connects to the check dam wall and then extends another thirty feet into a bench that I will hopefully be able to grow as I get more stone. You have to imagine these next two pictures attached...and as for you Senator Fitzgerald, the info you seek is email@example.com. Even if it is too late for a meeting, drop me a line if you get a chance.