Wind Playground is done and shining away on Cottesoe beach of for its premiere at the 9th edition of Sculpture by the Sea 2013
BIG THANKS to all the supporter (full List below).
I know not all when as planed . Between equipment malfunction, limited resources, high hopes often smashed by false promises the production of Wind Playground delay of a year and I’m terribly sorry about that.
On the bright site here it is blowing with the wind and people love it.
Today I spend all day playing with kids inside and out Wind Playground. It was such fun . I could see their big eye light up with dreams, seeking imaginary adventures inside and outside the sculpture. I was honored by it and inspired by their excitement and thoughtful questions .
Thank you to all the little monkeys
You made my day
As soon as I’m back In USA I’ll began sorting out all your rewards.
Thank you to all the supporter for taking part of this journey.
Special thanks go to :
Black Rock Arts Foundation for being the first believing in this vision
Sculpture by the Sea and its wonderful crew
The town of Cottesoe
Partridge Partners and Jeremy Sparks for the awesome structural engineering work.
China Southern Airlines for covering traveling expenses
Dimension Polyant for donating part of the sailcloth
Sailbags Maui for supporting the fundraising
Central Institute of Technology
Gallery Central for hosting me in Perth
NeilPryde for allowing us to use the plotter
+H2O for its support during the fundraising and help gathering gear
Maui Makers for all the geek power and support. Every city and town must have a hacker center. Learn to hack learn to think!
Berry Spanier for teaching all I needed to build Wind Playground and let me use his sawing machines
Lena Kerr teaching me and helping me sawing Wind Playground
Diana Velhuerdi for teaching me and helping me design Wind Playground patterns
Manuel Sauvage for the endless hour spend building WPG digital model used for all the structural engineering assessments.
Sol Feldberg for working on the patterns digitization and prepare it for both the plotter cutting and assembling.
Stefano Maffini for helping with the shipment
Mickey Eskimo for donating his mast.
Naish, Masato Naito at Maui Windsurf Company, Chris Freeman at Hot Sails Maui and Second Wind for donating all the gear (universals, mast attachments mast etc) to build the Wind Playground structure .
Jason Diffin at Quattro International for spotting me with random sail making supply when I was short.
Michel Goerike, Miles Valle, Mario Occhipinti and Christos Kalesperides for volunteering their time. Especially Miles for the hard work.
Mark , Paige and Sean for all the silly “Cannery” interaction and for always have a big smile on their faces.
Gatto (Nano’s dog) for being our team mascot and the best pooch ever.
Baked On Maui for the good vibe and the chocolate croissant
Last but not list I wish to thank my parents Raffaele Marinelli and Vera Poli and all my family for supporting me and love me just the way I’m .
Thank you all
THE SUPER HERO CREW
Jovan Ka Brosh
Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena
Tod E. Kurt
Luke Maguire Armstrong
Sarah Jane Pell
Christina and Raul Goodness
Sherilyn Dandridge, Esq.
Lisa J. Ross
J. Creighton Cutts
Mario De Zio