Friday March 4, 2022 – War, wood working and gaming symbols on a sculpture
Work was boring as always. During the breakfast break, the work colleagues were upset that the gas prices were so high. We’re fucking up earth, innocent people are dying in the Ukraine and they’re upset about the gas prices.
In the afternoon I continued to work on Last Wood, which is the provisional working title. I tinkered with the electronics. I had to make a few changes and today I soldered the two micro-controllers, i.e. the ESP32 and the Arduino Nano, together onto a circuit board and already made the first connection. I’ll do the rest next week. But the project is going according to plan and I think I’ll have it all ready in time.
After my 4pm tea break, I’ve been working on one of the plinths for the upcoming exhibition. I sanded it down again. I’ll paint it tomorrow, then it can go to storage on Sunday and I’ll start on the next plinth on Tuesday. All work that has to be done, apart from art.
In the evening I continued to work on my current sculpture, which I still don’t have a name for. I put gaming symbols in one place. But it didn’t quite work out the way I wanted it to. But it’s okay. It’s not perfect, but things aren’t supposed to be perfect either. I think that’s still quite interesting because you can’t really see what it is or what the symbols are, but it kind of hints at it and that makes the side of the sculpture interesting. And finally I gave the sculpture a finish. I mixed this time. I used matte protective varnish and glossy protective varnish in different places. To emphasize such different areas differently. I like it very much.
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