Thank you Mark Spohn for the fantastic artist profile on Dave Ford and the Swing Set Drum Kit in Calder Plaza!
Click here to read the article. Below is a short excerpt.
“Come on! Grab a Swing!” says the artist Dave Ford as he reaches out and directs several adults toward one of the three fuzzy white seats. As if they were kids that received permission to do something they never expected approval for, they cautiously approach the carefully engineered swings. The once cautious bystanders become a part of the piece, carefree, chuckling back and forth, bringing a beam of satisfaction to Ford’s face. Standing over six feet tall, Ford wears a black coat carefully sprinkled with white paint. Parts of his “Swing Set Drum Kit” still lie on the ground in a box. Exchanging “thank you’s” with those around him, Ford continues to connect the final pegs, shoes, playing cards, bells and other ear-catching noisemakers. The closer one explores the “Swing Set Drum Kit” the more intricate the piece becomes. Each swing is individually connected to its own set of dings, booms, clicks and clacks. How the series of noises will play is dictated by how fast or slow one swings. When all three swings are up and running, it’s hard to look away.
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