Home again, home again... by dardinelle troen

Without a moment to spare. We woke up extra early this morning to catch the sunrise at the end of the line.  7 stations, 17 waiting areas, 58 panels are finally complete. Glad to be back home. We are looking forward to the opening of the line sometime in October.

Wheat Ridge and Ward station 6:00 am

Wheat Ridge and Ward station 6:00 am

Wheat Ridge and Ward Station

Wheat Ridge and Ward Station

Clear Creek and Federal Station

Clear Creek and Federal Station

Arvada Ridge Station

Arvada Ridge Station

Olde Town Arvada Station

Olde Town Arvada Station

Day Eight, Station Five by dardinelle troen

Well, this is by far one of our more challenging and exhausting installations. But at the end of each day we are energized by the results. I am so looking forward to seeing it completed. I couldn't ask for two more talented and entertaining cohorts in the Tebeau brothers. They have kept me in stitches in spite of the heat, thunder, lightening and 12 hour work days.  

Scott Tebeau, Olde Town Arvada Station

Scott Tebeau, Olde Town Arvada Station

Day one: Lighting. Day two: Colorado blue skies by dardinelle troen

Our first two days installing art panels on the RTD G Line have presented a myriad of challenges and problem-solving opportunities. The most exciting delay occurred when an afternoon thunderhead developed over our heads. While fantastic displays of lightening and thunder played out all around us, we had to pack up our gear quickly and call it a day. The subsequent rain shower was a welcome reprieve from the 90-degree temperatures that have been a constant since we arrived. By the end of the second day, we had finished our first two stations. 

41st and Fox Station

41st and Fox Station

41st and Fox: South Station

41st and Fox: South Station

41st and Fox: North Station

41st and Fox: North Station

1 week to go by dardinelle troen

Terry and Scott are very busy this week assembling and packaging our panels for shipping to Denver. We arrive on site along the RTD G Line to begin installation next Monday, August 15th. 

Panels ready for blanket wrapping.

Panels ready for blanket wrapping.

Terry attaching a glass panel to its metal frame.

Terry attaching a glass panel to its metal frame.

A.R.E. Gold Award by dardinelle troen

We were awarded a Gold Award in the service category, by the A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association.  Congratulations to everyone on the team: McCall Design Group, David Bertman Design, Forge Graphic Works, R & H Construction, Security Signs, and Uncommon Cabinetry. 

Eight tentacles by dardinelle troen

We are hard at work today creating our newest installation for the Palladian Hotel in Seattle. Looking forward to installing the completed piece next week. 

Book number 14. The giant Pacific octopus over takes the ship.

Book number 14. The giant Pacific octopus over takes the ship.

More pieces to the Kraken puzzle.

More pieces to the Kraken puzzle.

Expanding my skill set by dardinelle troen

This December, as part of a small team led by photographer Joni Kabana, I will travel to Uganda to bring the art of goat milk soap making to the small village of Soroti. Women who are survivors of fistula, many who have been shunned by their villages, must now learn small business skills in order to make a living and support themselves. If you would like to learn more or make a contribution to our effort - See more at:

http://jonikabana.com/blog/#sthash.ZzxwJxxU.dpuf


Breaking Molds by dardinelle troen

This week was all about making. Spent five days in an intensive class learning the intricacies of mold making for glass kilncasting. Joanna Manousis was an expert teacher and a brilliant artist. It felt good to get out of the conceptual world and focus on craft. 

Timelapse by dardinelle troen

Installing the Fox Tower narrative took the better part of a full week. There were many hands that came in during the week to help out (you know who you are). Thank you. There is something gratifying about being allowed to draw on the walls.

Fox Tower opens by dardinelle troen

Well, I am a little late getting this announced but after a year of concepting, design and a feverish month of installation the Fox Tower store finally opened on Monday. We are very happy with the results. Professional pics to follow. 

Fox Tower Store Narrative @ entry

Fox Tower Store Narrative @ entry

Lounge area from Refresh counter

Lounge area from Refresh counter

Local Spotlight and Teller Row

Local Spotlight and Teller Row

This store has lots of cozy places to meet, connect or just recharge.

This store has lots of cozy places to meet, connect or just recharge.

This photo taken just after we finished the final touches on the narrative. "Terry, you need a tall cool drink."

This photo taken just after we finished the final touches on the narrative. "Terry, you need a tall cool drink."

Samples by dardinelle troen

If a picture is worth a thousand words than what's an actual sample worth? Thank you, Juno for pulling together these glass and gold leaf laminated concept samples so quickly as part of our Denver RTD presentation. 

finally.... by dardinelle troen

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After many fits and starts. The South Lake Union narrative is complete. Still finalizing the rest of the space for a Monday morning opening. Stay tuned for more pics from the space,

Digital prints layered with etched and fused glass

Digital prints layered with etched and fused glass

The piece follows the curve of the ATM wall that leads viewers into the space.

The piece follows the curve of the ATM wall that leads viewers into the space.

13 feet of illumination with 60 images, spanning 200 years.

13 feet of illumination with 60 images, spanning 200 years.

dog day installation by dardinelle troen

waiting....

 

 

We have been patiently waiting for two days to install our narrative. Construction delays with the adjacent ceiling have thwarted our efforts. However, it looks like our wait is almost over.

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