This week I will have the lights for Narracje all wired up and ready to go, and will be starting work on the final 2 of the branches which I will be taking to Gdansk and installing to appear as if growing from the trees there.
Since my last post I have received huge support in creating the work and getting the lighting needed for it.
- Switch Lighting, a NZ company which makes high quality LED lights, has lent me the tiny spotlights which will be attached to the trees and light up the groups of branches. I am hugely grateful for their generosity and the interest their Auckland representative, David Maunsell, has shown in my project.
- Marysia Jaskiewicz, one of the 733 Polish refugee children who came to New Zealand in 1944, offered to knit some leaves for me when she saw the branch I had taken along to the Auckland Polish Association – and she has knitted 80 more, enough for 2 more branches!
- Tomasz Gorecki, the President of the Auckland Polish Association, has been giving me Polish lessons – he is very patient as I struggle with all the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sounds that seem to make up Polish words!
- and finally, Mo – my partner and technical assistant in this! – has done a great job of assembling the wiring for the lights