I'm on my way to the Grand Canyon to spend the next month living on a fourteen foot inflateable raft on the Colorado River. I'm bringing a book for the trip with walnut and sumi dyed pages, a set of my pens, some water colors and a book binding kit. I'm also bringing my research from the last few weeks on Hopi and Anasazi mythology and "The Book Of The Hopi" by Frank Waters. Oh yeah, and my flute, I've got my flute with me. Kokapeli and I can play a duet.
Here are some preliminary sketches for a porta pottie that uses evaporation to cook the shit into ash, reducing the volume by 90%.
I'm hoping to submit this as a art proposal for the 2007 burn.
I'll be rafting the Colorado River all next month, living on a boat in the Grand Canyon. Human civilization has been around the grand canyon for the last 4000 years, in one form or another. I've been researching Hopi and Anasazi mythology so I can journal on the trip with an appreciation for the history of the place.
See you in November...