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Friday, June 19, 2009

Big Rig Jig, a sculpture conceived and designed by Mike Ross, is built from two repurposed 18-wheeler tanker trucks.

Big Rig Jig is constructed from two discarded tanker trucks. The work serves both as a sculpture and an architectural space: visitors may enter the lower truck, climb through the tankers, and emerge through a portal at the top. The rear axles of the upper tanker serve as a viewing platform, forty-two feet in the air. The sculpture was made possible by a grant from Burning Man, as well as generous gifts from Peter and Gwen Norton, Todd Koons, and numerous donations received over the internet. It has been widely covered in news media around the world.








Process:




People Behind It

Artist: Mike Ross

Project Management: Kim Couchout

Trucks: Ben Sparks

Construction Master: Shane Gross

Construction Leads: Brett “the” James, Heather Henderson, Iris Lasson, Judge Cal, Rosanna Scimeca

Internal Decor Leads: Courtney Wagner, Nicole Whelan, Violette Olympia

Crew: Colleen Mulleedy, Dallas Powell, Dirty Mike, Doug Heaton, Herve, Jill, Kerry Taylor, Rusty Russel, Til Bartel, Toni Wallace, Wick

Special thanks to other individuals without whom this project would not be possible:

Susan Ross, Steven Herman, Cady Herman, Lady Bee, Ed Reily, Marc Ramirez, Todd Koons, Peter and Gwen Norton, Ashpica Chhabra, Petra Schalla, Steve Patton, Nick Santangelo, Tim Milot, Caution Mike, Jeff Stark, Jason Engdahl, Chris Hackett, Madagascar Institute, 3rd Ward, Splinter, Locust, Ben Mortimer, John Bock, Cheryl Harmeling, Curtis Coffey Jr., Lindsay McCosh, Dan Das Mann, Karen Cusolito, Gary, Che, Egon, Zoli, Zack Coffin, Big Stick, Bruiser, Rux at G & O Trucking, and everyone who generously donated time, money, and resources to our project.

3 Comments:

steave said...

amazing pics, amazing blog, awsum posts

Lucky Me said...

am i dreaming, this is just a great work to say

Small Footprints said...

Wow ... totally incredible! Now that's repurposing!

Thanks for sharing!

Small Footprints
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