Materials: Ornate lathed wood, plaster of Paris, rope, wire, insulating foam
Tools: Nail gun, compressor, table saw, molten black paint, rollers, brushes
The Picture Frame of Dorian Gray stood over 10' tall and was
made from 95% recycled wood materials left over after building the SF Hayes
Green Temple (--designed by David Best and built by the Temple Crew).
"When they entered, they found hanging upon the wall a splendid
portrait of their master as they had last seen him, in all the wonder
of his exquisite youth and beauty. Lying on the floor was a dead man,
in evening dress, with a knife in his heart. He was withered, wrinkled,
and loathsome of visage. It was not till they had examined the rings
that they recognized who it was." - Oscar Wilde
"Stand inside the Gothic picture frame and imagine the self you want
to be (but aren't), the self you want to repudiate (but are), the self
you can't imagine (but might be)". During Burningman 2005, visitors
to the Picture Frame of Dorian Gray were invited to write on the privacy of
the dark wood all that they desired to give away and transform. This artwork was
given away to fire.....
Maureen inside the frame.
Bio & Health Hazards: Greatest health risk to working with
recycled materials if gluing is required, can be from the prolonged
inhalation of fumes or of skin absorption from silicone caulking, other
glues, spray paints, mineral spirits, etc. Wear a double respirator
with proper cartridges and filters. Also, extreme safety is required
when using nail guns. Always wear goggles. Exercise caution,
wear gloves or rub in hand sealants, be well ventilated and dispose of all
used materials with Green in mind, taking all such empty cans, used
rags etc, to the toxic recycle areas of your local dump. This helps
keep this nasty stuff out of the water shed. Work to perfect your
skills to use less.
Thanks to gifanimations.com for the flames!