Today marked the 10th day that I’ve been working as an intern on the Blue Flower/Flor Azul project with artist Federico Muelas. It’s been a lot of fun–usually it doesn’t feel like work, and I’ve been learning a lot. Federico is a really awesome guy, who has a great sense of humor and is just all around a joy to work with.
The project itself is basically a huge b&w LCD screen, of sorts. It’s hard to describe exactly because it’s a new technology that hasn’t really been used before, so this could potentially become a big deal haha. It’s apparently going to be the most energy efficient “screen” in the world, because it uses ambient lighting as it’s primarily light source. I don’t know a whole lot what I’m talking about, so if you want to know more about the piece itself, go check out Federico’s website: www.federicomuelas.com.
A couple days ago I brought my Canon and tripod to capture some time-lapse shots of the day. I had the dual motive of wanting to capture the action up there on the scaffolding, and to try out the intervalometer function on the new MagicLantern firmware I installed on the camera. Turned out to work pretty well:
A final cool bit of information is that the project was featured in the Albuquerque Journal today, with just a brief spotlight on and description of the work. (It was pretty funny when the journalist came up on the scaffolding for questions and pictures because he was extremely afraid of heights ha)
Overall, this project has been a blast and all the people I’ve met through it have been awesome. We’ve got about a week left on it, and I can’t wait to see it completed!