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August 24, 2019

the mission this weekend brings us to bucolic Mission Lake,
where Shawn Landis and Jodi Rockwell keep improving upon
Rockland Woods, a rustic but comfortable artist residency with
lodge, studios, and accommodations. we're here to test build a
wooden bench, prototype for a dozen or so functional sculptures
Sarah is commissioned to build in Philadelphia next year. we're
still working out the design, materials, and methodology for a
structure that's cheap, durable, and quick to assemble. first step
was to treat lumber i left here in June with Kilz Klear, process
ably supervised by Nico, Mary the caretaker's adorable cat. then
it was time for a lake break, replete with dogs, kids, a swamped
canoe, SUPs, kayak, and a couple of cold ones in a dripping
wicker basket of ice. from there i went to the outdoor clawfoot
tub where, like Archimedes and others, i found inspiration...