JAZZ on the beach

It finally became a reality.

I have been working on a proposed set design for Mount Irvine Bay Hotel And Golf Club- JAZZ ON THE BEACH 2010 for about 3 months and this weekend things materialized.

Last year I noticed people stayed far away from the stage as there wasn't any shaded area close enough. Working with the idea "SHADE"... this lead to the design of a canopy that felt like the sky came closer. It was both aesthetically appropriate and functional as this year people actually got to lay or sit in the shade near the stage.

The canopy was made up of varying sizes of two tone blue fabric disks with holes in them allowing air and light to penetrate. The complete form above created beautiful shadows on the sand surface. It was really cool to see people move with the shadows as time passed... and to add a nice touch I placed one large yellow disk in the sea of blue.

A few blue fabric disks were mounted on bamboo poles like umbrellas lining the shore, seeing them dance to the breeze was really amazing.

Special thanks to my wife Melissa for her unending support, Sean Leonard for his creative advice, Sam for his sewing production, Sure Signs and Darren Pierre for installation support.

Thanks to Mount Irvine Bay Hotel and Golf Club and York Structures Limited for the on site technical support.

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