What better way to celebrate Earth Day! Can't have too many irons in the fire, says I .
The existing SDC bridge is being replaced. An expression of interest went out to recycle pieces of the bridges ironwork.
In 1984 I was a participant int he National youth volunteer program, Katimavik. Spent 9 months with a wonderful group of people doing community projects in Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario. A big part of the experience was trying to innovate and find solutions to community problems without a big budget.
The Da Vinci safety bridge is in the spirit of this. Designed as a way to make safe crossings across rivers using material at hand it is a pretty and complex piece of engineering.
So, I have applied.
If I get a piece of the bridge I will reforge the steel to make a series of safety bridge sculptures that can go out to Katimavik projects across Canada either as a piece of art at the Katima-house, or to donate to a community project.
Wish me luck!