Moving in to The House Formerly Known as Yellow has been a tremendous experience. With partner in renovation and offices, Anisha Scanlon (PDXOP), it is almost like training wheels for domestic partnership. She is a force to be reckoned with. However, I am living alone in this household, perhaps only for one year. It will require six months simply to get this place whipped in to shape! And at the end of my tenure, maybe I can hand it over to an artist for residency, acting like a sort of monk and steward of the building. Conceived between Anisha and Myself is an idea, initially called Project MASCOW (MusicArtStudioCommunityOfficeWorkshop). But that’s not really the name. We’re still deciding what to name it.
For all of those people whom I owe something or places I have to go to, but am not getting to them, I am sorry, but you can now see what I’ve been dealing with. Upon arrival to this household on October 1st, it was alarming that almost no garbage had been removed, piled, swept, picked up, or cleaned at any time. Not only did we have plans to paint all interior and exterior, carpet, re-floor, and re-design this entire household, but we had years upon years of randomness left behind. Some of it was salvageable, some if it was garbage.
Here are some progress shots from October 1st through 19th. It starts with the household as The Yellow House, then in to the Post-Yellowism stage.