The Mill Creek Adventure this year was a major stretch for me. Scheduled for a week after my other biggest winter festival commission, I had to juggle 5 workshops, up to 10 workers, a whole class of artists, dozens of projects, and hundreds of details. Sometimes I felt like I was driving between sites for a month. But in the end, it worked out. and the last two days of installation were surprisingly easy. Delegation to competent staff pays off… except in the visceral sense of feeling like I’m focused on making art. I suppose that’s what large scale art management is about.
In the chaos, I managed to bring 3 new major lanterns to the event, and a much deeper colour palette to my older lantern work. New LED colours… as fun as christmas for me!