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2005
Here are images of the sculpture taken during its' exhibition in Berlin.
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A walk around the completed multi-media sculpture
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2005
The sculpture is now painted. Now comes the fun part of re-assembling all the pieces!
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A view of the main part of the sculpture as smaller parts are being painted.
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2005
We paint the other colors of the German flag today.
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The sculpture gets a red coat.
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Prepping the interior and sanding the primed exterior
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The sculpture is sanded and primed.
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The sculpture is prepped and undercoated.
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More of the same: sanding
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2005
Thursday, the video technician from 235media of Cologne flew in to test how the video installation would work. While we did this the painter continued to prep parts of the sculpture.
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2005
While the painter is busy applying more bondo and sanding, I am working with another technician to take apart the rest of the Trabant.
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2005
Since Herr Braun is away on vacation, the painter takes over the bodywork for the project. As he is working on the project, I am able to take care of other things that need to be done.
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2005
Today I began the bondo application to finish up the roof and the passenger side of the sculpture.
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Herr Braun finishes the major bodywork to the roof and driver's side of the sculpture.
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Herr Braun finishes the major bodywork on the passenger side of the sculpture.
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2005
Stephan Braun works on the bottom panel that will finish the end of Mercedes Benz door.
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Herr Braun finishes fabricating the middle panel and welds it in by the end of the day.
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2005
While Herr Braun begins fabricating the middle panel to finish where the Mercede Benz door ends, I begin to cut up the 1:18 versions of the Mercedes and Trabant.
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2005
While Herr Braun was working on the actual sculpture, I was working on a 1:87 scale version of the project. Here are a few pictures of the miniature version of what the final project will look like when completed.
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2005
During these days, Herr Braun was able to fabricate and weld in the panels where the Mercedes and Trabant roofs come together
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Herr Braun and the apprentice work on fabricating outside panels for the Merbant as I cut up the other half of the Trabant.
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Unsatisfied with the previous panel he made earlier, Herr Braun tries out another panel he has fabricated to finish the end of the Mercedes Benz door.
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In preparation to fuse the two roofs together, Herr Braun welds the sunroof in place.
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Herr Braun is busy fabricating and test fitting the panel that will help finish the end of the Mercedes Benz's door.
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Herr Braun works on welding in the inner patch panels to fuse the Mercedes to the Trabant.
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2005
Finding rust in the Trabant was a big set back to the project. It took a week to get the Trabant half sandblasted, repaired, and primed so that would could begin where we left off.
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2005
The Trabant half returns from being sandblasted and the next few days are spent repairing the structure and priming it so it will not rust.
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2005
The proceeding days are much like the 6th day. Unfortunately we discover rust in the structure of the Trabant. This is kind of ironic seeing that the car is know to be made out of a fiberglass like material. But it was an issue that had to be dealt with and set the project back a number of days.
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2005
Monday, July 4th, we worked on figuring out how the two halves would be joined.
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2005
We now begin to see how both halves will come together. Since it is difficult to replace what one has cut off, it is a slow process that requires a lot of looking, contemplating, measuring, thinking again, and then cutting.
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2005
The Trabant arrives at the bodyshop and within an hour the car is ready to cut into two.
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After cutting the Trabant in two parts, it was only mid-afternoon so we could cut the Mercedes in two as well.
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2005
On Wednesday, we only worked about half the day. We had completely dismantled the Mercedes and were awaiting for the Trabant to be delivered from another part of Berlin. It would not arrive until noon, Thursday the next day.
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2005
The Mercedes Benz is a complicated car and we are still busy taking it apart. This means draining all the fluids and making the preparations to remove the drivetrain.
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2005
The Mercedes Benz 190 arrives to the Berlin bodyshop and we begin to dismantle a perfectly good car to become part of an artwork to symbolize German Re-unification.
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2005
These are images of various Mercedes Benzs that I looked at to buy for the Project in the Berlin metropolitan area from May 30th to June 6th, 2005.
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2005
This is a collection of pictures of different Trabants and their owners who I visited to find the right Trabant for the Eins Werden project in the Berlin metropolitian area from May 26 thru 29, 2005.
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2005
Here are photos taken from my recent trip to Berlin of the two cars that I bought that will be used for the German project.
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2003
In September of 2003 I visited the various companies in Germany that had submitted estimates to create the Eins Werden project.
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2002
These are some artworks I have made in the process of working on this project.
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2002
These are sketches I made while working out the ideas for the project.
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2000
Here are some photos o the Mercedes and Trabant automobiles.
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