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Orlando: 49 Farolitos

This exhibit is reproducible and available to be sent upon request with minimal set-up necessary. Please contact me with your proposal and the name of the organization you are affiliated with to set up shipping instructions.

 

Bags:

I will provide the bags with the portraits on them along with cardboard inserts that help to keep the bags stable. The cost of shipping is about $15 each way.

 

Planks:

You’ll need ten planks, about 10” wide x 40” long. Paint them white. I cut a couple of them shorter so I could make sharper turns if I wanted to. All together, the “path” of planks should be about 35’ long, accounting for some overlap. 0.453 in x48” x96” Birch ($39.95 at Home Depot) works really well. They cut it for free.

 

Bricks:

Get 20 bricks, two for every plank. They cost 35 cents each at Home Depot.

 

Sand:

One bag of 50 pound all-purpose sand. $2.80 at Home Depot. I broke it up into four sandbags (39 cents each at Home Depot) to make it easier to transport.

 

Candles:

Most venues insist on battery-operated candles.

Stunning flameless LED Tea Light Candles>https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T28FWVS/ref=sr_ph_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470199747&sr=sr-1&keywords=candles

$11.99 for 24 candles.

Two cases only gets you 48 candles (and you need 49) but you should probably buy an extra set anyway in case some don’t work.

 

Signage:

You can download these signs and have them printed out at Kinkos.

 

Table:

Set out a small table to set out blank bags and pens for visitors to leave a message. There should be enough leftover sand to put in these bags to display them.

 

Assembly:

Arrange the bricks and planks in a meandering, continuous path. If it's an outdoor exhibit, use to your advantage the slight rises or depressions in the landscape by climbing the planks partly up along a rise and diverting around depressions. Put about 3/4 of a cup of sand in each bag along with a candle. Arrange the bags, approximately 5 per plank, by slanting the faces towards the viewers (but not directly facing them) without blocking another bag. The order of the bags can be random, but I put couples in line next to each other, single file like the rest of the bags. The couples are: Juan P. Rivera Velazquez & Luis Daniel Conde, Juan Ramon Guerrero & Christopher Andrew Leinonen, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez & Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon and Oscar A. Aracena-Montero & Simon A. Carillo Fernandez. I also did this with best friends Amanda Alvear & Mercedez Marisol Flores.

Bags

Bags Materials

Planks

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Bricks

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Sand

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Candles

51foasr7sFL. SL1000

Signage

Table

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