This past week, visitors from other parts of Texas came to Marfa to make things … out of junk. Dan Dyer is warming up near a fire pit, as students hammer and weld. He’s one of the instructors for the program, called Camp Design Build Adventure.
So right now they are hammering out some sheet metal that is going to being used in a design for a chair that they came up with. This is all stuff that we found in a cowboy junkyard. This is all windmill blades. We’re just here to help them not get hurt.
The camp is run by Jack Sanders, who’s been setting up workshops in town for 10 years. One of the students is Mary Ann Hendrickson of New Mexico.
We’re flattening out this windmill blade so we can use it in this chair that we’re building. Probably as the back of a chair.