Friday, February 4, 2011

Coffin Construction

A few years back I built a coffin. It was the first time I worked with power tools or did anything carpentry-related so there was a lot of blood and sweat put into this project. Additionally I installed broken mirror pieces in the inside of the coffin and the idea was that the audience would enter the coffin and be closed inside it with a flashlight, forced to face our inherit fear of death. It's definitely structurally weak as a coffin but I guess the art of it is in the interactive experience of laying inside. Here are some pictures of the process and final product:

No idea what I'm doing at this point.

Getting a feel for it.

My buddy testing it out.

Final product.

Travel Book: Cuba

I recently did a post on Dan Eldon, he inspired me to make my own travel book and in 2010 I did it. These are some pages from my book from when I went to Cuba. Not as dynamic and profound as Eldon's stuff, probably more like a super girly photo album or scrap book on sequin steroids:

One of my favorite clubs in the world: Havana Club. No gimmicks, just straight up raw fun with dirty-sexy locals and uninhibited tourists, dance floor exuding sexual confidence, and music that makes you perspire Cuba. 

Day tour of Havana ending with a show in the legendary 'Tropicana Club' (circa 1939) where legit mobster wives used to watch extravagant performances while their hustler hubbies were being gangsters at the casino next door back in the 1940s. Other greats who've attended include Marlon Brando and Ernest Hemingway.

Tall black Cuban guy on the right holds the record for rolling the longest cigar in the world. Tried some Cuban cigars, concluded it's an acquired taste.

Will try and post some of my Nepal pages from this summer soon.
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