The proverbial buracratic bottleneck. Yes ladies and gents, I found myself smack dab in between those immovable walls, with no place to go, and then BAP!
The aforementioned is a recap of the previous week, and the challenges of attempting to install a large-scale sculpture in a public space. From public art board, to the Parks Department, to supervisors, and then administrators and then back to another board, I felt like a ping pong ball, richocheting off a ubiquitous wall of higher power.
Then Wayne Kackela, long time resident of Steamboat Springs and my fellow Art Buddy assisted me in finding a privately owned business to display my large-scale sculpture. We landed in front of BAP, or Bwear Action Products, where the I cajoled with Bill Gamber, the owner and former Ironman Triathlete, for a period of 2 minutes before he granted me permission to use his tree for my sculptural endeavor.
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