Small Sacrifices for ArtWalk

Are you a morning person? If so, more power to you. I for one am not. I don’t do coffee, always believed sunrises pale in comparison to sunsets, and oatmeal is just wrong. However, I will make the occasional exception—such as for the installation of the large-scale pieces for the annual Muse ArtWalk happening this Saturday

This year, after making the rare traffic-free commute (which I will admit is one advantage of the small hours), I met with Phil Blaine of Insomniac, Marko of LACMA Facilities, and a team of artists to get to work on building some of the pieces that will reside in the La Brea Tar Pits Park for ArtWalk 2010. Armed with reach forks, scissor lifts, and a crane, we fashioned together some of the larger sculptures that will be part of the Insomniac Sculpture Park—all before the park was overrun by its daily influx of schoolchildren.

Lt. Mustardseed's Archway goes up in the Insomniac Sculpture Park


By tomorrow, this and a few others will be complete. See these wonders for yourself, along with free admission to LACMA, the A+D Museum, the Page Museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Click here for a full schedule of events. Best of all, the event goes all day—so feel free to sleep in!

Jason Gaulton, Muse Coordinator

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