Tuesday, April 05, 2005

the gates on a beautiful day, before the snow.

This is the first section I was assigned to "monitor" in. This is near 72nd street on the east side of the park. (yes, near "pale male" the famous hawk lives.)

another angle


another angle
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Rows of gates

sun shining through the saffron gate.

Sun shining through the saffron gate, with tree shadows.

area 5 section 1 unfurled


area 5 section 1 unfurled
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Looking south along area 5 section 1.

area 5 section 1 unfurled


area 5 section 1 unfurled
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
This is the section that my team set up.

freshly unfurled gate


freshly unfurled gate
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Notice the stark contrast with the sky and "leaf-less" trees.( as Christo would say)

area 5 section 1 completed


area 5 section 1 completed
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
This is me in full uniform as we finish up our section. We are near the West 82nd street entrance, near the reservoir.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Team Erector Set 2


Team Erector Set 2
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
My team in Section 5-1

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Getting my autographs


Getting my autographs
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude are signing my poster.

Getting my autographs


Getting my autographs
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude are signing my poster.

Ben thumbs up


Ben thumbs up
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Ben, one of my teammates is setting up the next gate.

Monday, February 14, 2005

My team in action


My team in action
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
This is what I saw, after I came back from the bathroom.

The topography gets tricky here

this is the most Northern part of Group 5, section 1. We wanted to get this area done by the end of the day, because it is supposed to rain thursday.

The process of installation Day 2

We waited until 10 am to get all of the materials needed to assemble the gates... we were still ahead of schedule, and the weather couldn't have been better. The mud and dog excrement were the biggest obsticles. My team works together very well.

100 gates, team of 8

This is the run I was assigned to on the upper west side near 86th street.
There are 100 gates in this area, and this picture was taken on Monday, before the Gates were up.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Christo and Jeanne Claude


Christo and Jeanne Claude
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude signing my poster.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

kari at the map in Queens


kari at the map in Queens
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Training Day at the Plant in Queens

14 hats for 14 days


14 hats for 14 days
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.

14 hats for 14 days


14 hats for 14 days
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
From February 12th until February 26th, I will be monitoring the Gates... every day I will be wearing a different hat... visit this blog to see me in a new hat every day! A fantastic historical two weeks!!!

Christo Jenne-Claude's Gates Project at the factory in Queens.

These are the materials of the gates at the Queens plant waiting to be erected at Central Park.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

hats and gates: daily photos

hats and gates: daily photos On Monday, February 7, 2005, weather permitting, I will be part of a team of approximately 700 non-skilled workers (in teams of 7) will elevate The Gates assemblies -- 2 vertical and one horizontal pole, the upper and lower aluminum corners and base assembly and the fabric panel in a cocoon, attached to the upper horizontal pole. The fabric panels will not initially be seen because they will be restrained in the cocoons which will remain closed until Saturday, February 12, when all the cocoons will be opened, in one day (maybe in one morning), weather permitting, as with all our projects.

Christo Jeanne-Claude's Gates Project Factory in Queens

Friday was training day in Queens.

Flying out of Los Angeles


Flying out of Los Angeles
Originally uploaded by karihuinker.
Leaving Los angeles to New York...
a Lovely flight that took 5 and 1/2 hours.