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Art Sun Jun 22 2008

It's OK, All Day

Last October, Sighn of Multipolar Projects and the brand-new Believe Inn gallery began cutting out the word, "It's OK," from bass wood, and has since created about 2,000 pieces. In order to speed up progress toward his goal of producing a "limited edition" of one million pieces (which he estimates will take 50 years), and to "push [him]self to extremes," Sighn will embark on a 24-Hour Cut-a-Thon starting at noon on Thursday, June 26, during which he will produce about 500 ITSOKs from 1/4" bamboo.

Bamboo is an eco-friendly choice for ITSOK, which Sighn says creates a fair amount of waste. To further lessen the project's environmental impact, he has also arranged for one tree to be planted by the Arbor Day Foundation for each piece purchased. Sighn keeps the opposites of each piece, and says he will soon have to rent a storage space for them. Anyone willing to donate an empty garage to Sighn for the next five decades should give him a call.

 
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