Hi all. My first post here. Last year I worked on the CAD and visualisations for Malcolm Cochran's public art piece "Private Passage" for Clinton Cove Park.The piece is a 29' wine bottle with the recreation of a cabin from the original Queen Mary inside of it. The park is on the location where the Queen Mary used to berth. I was looking for recent images online (I live in Edinburgh, Scotland) and found Edward's post. It is great to see the piece onsite.
Malcolm emailed me last night and told me that the Park's dedication is at 2pm next Thursday 19th May. It would be great to see some images of the event posted here.
"...As a child, Malcolm Cochran and his father took a voyage to Europe, sailing from a pier on the Hudson River in New York. As a recipient of a Hudson River Park Trust commission, Cochran is now creating a public art project that provides a clever nod not only to his own experience, but to the glory days of luxury liner cruising that once dominated the travel industry in New York.
“My idea evolved from doing a model of an ocean liner to putting that inside a bottle, like a ship in a bottle,” Cochran said. “But when I think about traveling, it’s not so much the exterior, but it’s the cabin that becomes important.”
Cochran’s giant wine bottle is made of steel and coated with zinc and bronze, which will receive a bottle green patina. The interior, viewed through seven portholes and through openings in the neck and bottom ends of the work, will be stainless steel and mimics the stateroom of a luxury liner. The interior is inspired by photographs of the RMS Queen Mary, which first sailed in 1936, and is documented well enough for him to use as an example to pattern his designs. Using stainless steel will give the interior the look of a black and white photo, Cochran said: “I wanted it to have that silver tone and sheen to it.” From: http://oncampus.osu.edu/article.php?id=333
I have some in progress images at: http://home.btconnect.com/rootoftwo/index.htm