1/23/08

George Trakas

I just realized that George Trakas has an ongoing project over at Dia Beacon. I want to see it asap. I had the chance to work with George a little bit during the summer of 2006 when I was employed at the University Gallery on the UMass Amherst campus. He was there working on a piece he did on the pond in front of the gallery called Isle of View. He was such a wonderful person and artist and I deeply enjoyed watching him work. Isle of View is an important aspect to the campus. It is a refuge and a place for contemplation. Many people enjoy having lunch or gazing at the pond from this location. The pond's snapping turtles liked it also. My friend Megan and I would often encounter them when we were having our daily lunches there. They loved scraps of just about anything. To be honest, they begged like dogs for our food.
Here are a few pictures I took from that summer.


3 comments:

klaus baum said...

I worked for George in Kassel in 1987.
Klaus Baum

jmbrive said...

Hello, I meet him during monumental metallic symposium in Thiers (France) 1985 with Eric Ladavière and during spring 2000 he was our parrain during an exibition in south of France near Perpignan:
http://www.le-clapotis.net/sculpteurs3/spip.php?article2
http://www.le-clapotis.net/sculpteurs3/spip.php?article14 .

Jmarc Dufour

jmbrive said...

I meet him during Monumental metallic symposium during automn 1985 in Thiers (France),
and during spring 2000 he was with us (as our parrain) in an exhibition in south of France near Perpignan:
http://www.le-clapotis.net/sculpteurs3/spip.php?article14
http://www.le-clapotis.net/sculpteurs3/spip.php?article2

Jean-marc Dufour