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Found these old schematics recently. I made them while developing Dark into Light, an installation of 100 night lights. These schematics made me laugh, and I thought you might like them too.

Dark into Light light box construction schematic

Dark into Light light box construction schematic, 2008

Dark into Light installation hardware schematic

Dark into Light installation hardware schematic, 2008

There is a lot of invisible labor that goes into making art and exhibitions. You come up with projects, solve problems, and learn about materials—and that’s before you even make the work, finish it, pack it, transport it, and figure out how to install it. These sketches are not art; they’re byproducts, but after not seeing them for a while, I found them surprisingly fun and funny to look at and think about, if partly for the absurdity of all the work it takes to make even minimal, quiet installations.

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