Sunday, November 12, 2006

[can]struction

a week ago, my firm participated in the wichita food bank [canstruction] project at the city arts building. after tossing out the idea to build frank lloyd wrights guggenheim, or the pyramids we eventually decided on a rocket. over the next month we collectively spend about 43 minutes designing it, which meant we drew the cans in cad. we ordered a very rough estimate of the amount of cans we'd need, and showed up to build. any ideas or plans on how to build it were quickly abandoned as the build began. through some creative use of chip board and a lot of sticks of hot glue, or sculpture was finished.

as pleased as we were about the shape we had somehow manage to create or guilt ran high. we were under the impression that the cans we used went directly to the kansas food bank. being that our rocket consisted of lesuer peas, sardines in mustard sauce, and hormel chili, we felt that we weren't making the best contribution to those in need. but we soon learned that dillons had an agreement with the food bank to take back the cans used in the contest, and contribute a healthier variety.

4 comments:

sloring said...

that's a nice rocket you got there mister...

did you win?

tim said...

impressive...

FastTrakStatus said...

architectural implications aside, i've always considered lesuer peas, sardines in mustard sauce, and hormel chili an adequate foundation of a complete diet. since when have the poor been so concerned with healthy fats and complete proteins? color me surprised.

jill m. said...

ah...CANstruction! good stuff...keep that wichita AIA alive!