Hurricane Harvey Project - confronted with humanity - the update and Red Cross Cot #7

 When completed, this project will be a two-part installation. I started with two monotype watercolor pieces of Red Cross beds

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I was also inspired by the heroes caught on camera by the twenty four hour news stations and social media site postings. I believe the best way to change people for the better is to catching them doing it right. The Harvey Heroes are an incredible opportunity to highlight people helping people, people demonstrating the human chain.    

I was also inspired by the heroes caught on camera by the twenty four hour news stations and social media site postings. I believe the best way to change people for the better is to catching them doing it right. The Harvey Heroes are an incredible opportunity to highlight people helping people, people demonstrating the human chain. 

 

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the monotypes all together to date. Sadly I did not have a press over the summer. 

 

Now it is time to focus on the 3D cot. The cot is both a pedestal for a wire dog sleeping on the cot waiting for his owner and a historical reference to the bare bones of humanity realized at the GRB during Hurricane Harvey.

mulch bags weighing down the cot where the dog will lay. 

mulch bags weighing down the cot where the dog will lay. 

In order to make the indention of the dogs body where he dog will lay I have layed  bags of mulch in the shape of a dogs body and have piled bricks on top to weigh it down. Then I have sanding and painting to do, a concrete or plaster pillow to make and then I have to figure out the blanket. Lastly I have to make the wire dog. And more hero pieces. I like to have more than enough so I can edit it down to my favorites when I exhibit it.