Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Faces South

Before Ship Creek flows into Knik Arm, it flows through the oldest industrial area in Anchorage. Probably the oldest industrial area in the entire state of Alaska.

 Anchorage got it's start as a tent city along the banks of Ship Creek. The Rail Road is here, the largest trucking company's in Alaska are here. Asphalt, concrete, used oil and metals are recycled here. Chemicals for agriculture are mixed up and shipped out of here.
 Even food for Iditarod dogs is made here. http://www.iditarod.com/

Amidst all this industrial chaos is Steph Kese and Erin Pollock's thriving art studio.

They are in the process of making faces. Using the people of Mountain View. The finished faces or masks will be used in a public art project installed in Mountain View and it will feature the faces made out of some transparent material and lit from behind. Glowing faces in The View! What a great project. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

A sense of community and art. That's the kind of stuff that makes a place worth living in. To Bad Mayor Sullivan and his supports think Anchorage should be a cold dark place.

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