That's right. This is the week that we're octopying RIT. As mentioned last month, we're doing another installation for RIT's Innovation and Creativity Festival, Imagine RIT. We're building Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4, in order to complete our project in time for the start of the festival at 10 AM on May 5. Of course, octopi aren't all you'll see if you come to the festival. We're throwing in other sea creatures just for the halibut.
After last month's post, a couple dozen people signed up as volunteers. There's always room for more help too. If you have time and you happen to be in Rochester, feel free to drop in to the Center for Student Innovation at RIT. We'd love to have more hands helping out. It's easy to take part. Don't have time to work with us for long, but still want to contribute? No problem. We're going to have balloons set up just for making fish. You can come by, grab a couple fish balloons, decorate them at your leisure to make a really cool creature. It can resemble a real fish or be a species we've never seen before. We'll hang up what you bring us to turn the Center into a giant aquAIRium.
As with many of our projects, we'll have a couple live webcams so you can see the project develop.
May First Friday
Other non-Airigami Art?
Our household is full of art. When we're not doing the work you usually see from us, we're off experimenting with other media. I only got into photography in order to shoot balloons, but as the Airigami fine art prints started to take off, I found myself developing a greater interest in what I could do with a camera. (A huge thanks to Pat St. Clair for teaching me and always being willing to help when I needed it.) It was no longer just about balloons. I started looking for challenging things to photograph. That's when I discovered Chrysta Rae's photo scavenger hunt on Google+. I was just looking to learn more about my camera. Much to my surprise I took second place in the "lace" category in the March hunt. That doesn't mean we're changing the direction of Airigami any time soon. My focus is still on the creations I sculpt with balloons. But it sure has been fun shooting other stuff from time to time. I'm taking part in the scavenger hunt again this month.