Delivering the sculptures and structural components to the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives the night before the installation.
Ajahn Pe and I survey the site.
Pohchang students arrive to assist with the installation.
Assembling the 6.8-meter Door structures, made of steel and bamboo.
We ran a guideline from the shore to the island to make it easier to transport the sculptures by dingy. (Unfortunately, some boats let the line go and were stuck in the middle of the lake without an oar. ...much laughter ensued.)
Because the vantage point is across the lake, 100 meters away from the shore or BIA's building, Ajahn Pe and I had to collaborate on the ideal position for the sculptures by phone. He surveyed the view from the shore while I worked with the team on the island.
Its very tricky using row boats to maneuver the Door structure into place. The lake is pretty shallow--1.5 meters--but just deep enough to make this a one-shot deal. Once its in, it will be next to impossible to adjust its position.
BIA Director Dr. Bunchar came out to the lake to survey the new sculptures and see the new fruit on the Nalikae tree.
Preparing the second door for floating into position the next day. The rain comes about 5pm everyday, and it would be too dangerous to continue.
Tired but satisfied. A success!
Ten Thousand Bridges