Friday, October 10, 2008

Philip Krohn

* Reception for "Under Construction #2 (Transit)"
Sculpture installation by Philip Krohn
Mon 13 Oct, 6:30-7:30pm, BCNM Commons.

For the past year I have been assisting an amazingly dedicated and creative artist, Philip Krohn. His focus is on recycled materials that are lightweight and nontoxic. I've helped him for weeks and weeks cutting cardboard to create giant toblerone-like towers, that he called "Split Rail". He has ingeniously hit up bicycle shops and recycled the flat inner tubes into a giant installation called "Cat's Cradle." He cut up the tubes and stretched them from floor to ceiling and every which way. To see photos, check out

Most recently he created an installation of tree branches, oak balls, fly fishing line and chunks of plastic. This Monday (the 13th), is the short and low-key reception from 6:30-7:30pm. It's at the UC Berkeley Campus. The piece was commissioned to inaugurate the
Berkeley Center for New Media Commons which is next door to the Free Speech Café and the entrance to Moffitt Library (right in the middle of campus--see map) <>

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