The Locomotive Sculpture is a sculpture created from a creative partnership with 8 nursing/care and independent senior housing centers in Minnesota- we are setting out to create an interactive mobile sculpture.
The Locomotive Sculpture will be driving to all 8 Minnesota facilities in August. Join us at any location!
10 to noon at Good Samaritan Center Heritage Place-Roseville
563 County Road B West, Roseville, MN
2 to 4p at Golden Living Center- St. Louis Park
3201 Virginia Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN
1 to 3pm at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes- Chisago City
28210 Old Towne Road, Chisago City, MN
10 to noon at Ramsey County Care Center- St. Paul
2000 White Bear Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN
2:30 to 4:30p at Texas Terrace- St. Louis Park
7900 West 28th Street, St. Louis Park, MN
10 to noon at Good Samaritan Center University Specialties- Minneapolis
22 27th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN
3-5p at Good Samaritan Center- Stillwater
1119 Owens Street North, Stillwater, MN
1 to 3pm at Good Samaritan Center- Inver Grove Heights
1119 Owens Street North, Stillwater, MN
To find out more about the Locomotive Sculpture and see pictures of it's ongoing creation- visit the Locomotive Sculpture Blog at http://bridgetbecksculpture.weebly.com/locomotive-sculpture-blog.html or like the Locomotive Sculpture facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LocomotiveSculpture!
Ramp, Stairs, Tiled Table, Birdseed Ball Hangers, Another Window, Benches and More! Getting Closer...
It is getting close to our event dates throughout the greater Twin Cities and I am giving it my all. Can you imagine this sculpture traveling down the road? I’m starting to. MN Original came last Friday to film me working at my outdoor studio at Franconia Sculpture Park – what a great group of people… Thanks! Up next: adding to the wood frame work, screwing down the wood for the seats, staining the wood in lots of colors, adding a detachable rail to the ramp, adding the colorful pvc pipes, adding participant poems, making a hanging device for the wind chimes and LOTs more painting and touching up of the entire sculpture.
A creative partnership with 8 nursing/care and independent senior housing centers in Minnesota- we are setting out to create an interactive mobile sculpture- The Locomotive Scultpture- which culminates in 8 community events! Join us and watch it grow.
Progress! And,the hitch has new hooks and chain and the brake lights are in working order. Can you see the shape of a locomotive starting to form? I have to add the metal sections before the wood gets added (or it might get scorched from the welding). Participants- Do you see your workshop elements in the sculpture yet? I still have more materials to add and a lot of painting to do before this sculpture and I hit the road.
I have the top part of the structure almost attached…. and here are some new materials made at the last art workshops!
What I’ve learned from the Locomotive Sculpture workshops so far… Before I started all the workshops with the elderly care and independent living communities, I was afraid and anxious that this project would somehow be a failure. I thought maybe my ambition really would get the best of me. I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to accommodate all the facilities’ needs. The truth is that the workshops have not meet everyone’s needs but nevertheless the project as a whole (bulletin boards, blog, events, workshops) has been a colossal success already in my eyes. Each of the facilities coordinators have gone above and beyond in so many ways. I find that most people (staff, volunteers and residents) who are participating or following this sculptures progress are interested. They are engaged in the building of this sculpture and find it a unique part of their regular schedule. I’ve also learned that sometimes when we get older we do need more help to do the things that we had once done with precision. And, that letting go and making a bit of a mess while creating art can be incredibly fun!
I can’t wait to bring the finished sculpture right to the participating facilities' very door!
My two year goal is to secure a decommissioned submarine for a sculpture... if you have one... PLEASE let me know.