Fort Humboldt Art Installation Starts April 23

April 20, 2016

SITE-SPECIFIC ART EXPLORING HISTORY OF FORT HUMBOLDT TO BE INSTALLED IN EUREKA

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New York-based, Eureka-raised artist Nick Hubbard will present a series of sculptural installations around town that engage with the history of Fort Humboldt.  The works will be first set in place this coming Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Some of the installations will disappear within a few days, other may take longer but they are all temporary.

A participatory event on Sunday, April 24, will accompany the installations.  The artist will be on-site at Fort Humboldt, and citizens are invited to come and jointly build a collection of paper models of the fort buildings.  These models will contain messages written by participants that will be shared back with the community over a timespan corresponding to the activity of the Fort.

The project, Through Various Hazards and Adventures We Move is derived from digital models constructed using documentary photographs of Fort Humboldt, utilizes 3D printing technology combined with traditional model-making, and takes the form of a series of expanded dioramas that change over time.

Nick Hubbard is currently a Master’s candidate at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.  Through Various Hazards is his thesis.  For more information, contact the project at varioushazards@gmail.com or visit the project website, http://www.varioushazards.com.

Through Various Hazards is on Twitter @varioushazards.

#forthumboldt or #varioushazards

CONTACT:  E-mail: varioushazards@gmail.com


Arcata Plaza, c. 1878

March 15, 2016
c. 1878. Brizard Collection (accessed at www.nps

c. 1878. Brizard Collection

I ran across this photo while doing research for a client and had never seen it before.

I have to wonder if the photographer climbed a tree, maybe, to get this angle…? (see comments for other theories).

We are looking from the G Street area down at the Plaza and the bay beyond.

Unfortunately this photo was taken a few years after a fire that took a lot of plaza buildings..

“In July 1875, a catastrophic fire swept the Plaza, burning the entire block to the north, all the buildings on the west half of the east side of the plaza and buildings on the block at the north east corner. ” [The Plaza, Arcata. by Susie Van Kirk]

Click on the photo to enlarge and enjoy…


Not a Public Restroom

August 4, 2014

Begs a question we likely don’t want answered, doesn’t it?

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Saw this while wandering gold rush country in the Sierra Foothills.


Redwood Stump Through Rohnerville, c 1880

August 2, 2014
Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

Source: Humboldt County Collection; original Peter Palmquist Collection

I won’t get into the environmental consequences of logging  in this area-just hoping folks will appreciate the photo for the stories it shares


Eureka Wharf, Earlier Days

October 9, 2013

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

I’m not sure how to date this photo. If anyone sees any clues, please let me know…

 


Birth Control in Ketchikan, Alaska

July 11, 2013

I was fortunate to be able to visit Alaska recently and it was in the historic red light district of Ketchikan that I discovered this unknown (and probably obsolete) kraft.

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Apparently condoms used to be made of silk –they came in pretty colors but weren’t very effective so at least one “working girl” made home decorations with them. This flower (and others) adorned her shower curtain.

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The house is open for tours and was left pretty much the way it was when Dolly passed away.

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Keep Machine Clean and Oiled…

April 15, 2013

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Couple of folks thought the Del Norte product from yesterday’s post was typewriter ink. Could be.  The typewriter above was in the same collection in French Gulch.

As was this…

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It would be fun to learn whether or not typewriter ink was produced in Del Norte (looks like “Crescent City” on the box as well). If anyone learns anything, please let us know.