Built during my residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Sauna is constructed entirely of salvaged material. Wood and metal was gathered from the immediate area in and around the Bemis Center and adjoining Okada Sculpture Facility. The outer cladding is planed and sawn lengths of hardwood from deconstructed pallets. The stove was welded from scrap metal, and the sauna stones were gathered from around downtown Omaha. Offcuts from the building process were bundled and are used to fire the stove.
Sauna is designed to be completely modular. 15 bolts hold the entire structure together and two people can disassemble/assemble it in approximately 12 minutes each way. It can also be moved with a standard pallet jack. It remained at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, being utilized by artists-in-residence and staff, until early 2016.
Salvaged wood, steel, brick, marble, glass, copper, stone.