He was waiting there quietly when I arrived this morning. Marvin Vernon was eager to start his lab.
"We can't really do anything on the walls," I said "because we're setting up for a book launch."
"It's ok, I'll use chalk, so you can wash it off, easily." He responded.
He set out chalk and pastels. After he took out his tablet and searched the images.
Marvin drew his structure delicately, very carefully drawing on lines, filling them and then blending it smooth with his thumbs. He would later sharpen these lines with an eraser.
He would do this, then look at his tablet. Step back, look at his work and do the whole process all over again.
I asked him if he had drawn this before, he responded that "he'd drawn it before, on his computer, to prepare. It would come out really strange, if I hadn't practiced it before."
He's very structured I thought.
Just as Marvin was finishing, Gilvano enters distressed. "You promised, that there would be no more interventions on the wall, only spoken word. I'm already 5 days behind! I need to set up. You know, for the show tomorrow."
When Marvin finished, pictures and memories would have to suffice. The wall was washed minutes later.
There are too many things happening all that once, but that's the nature of the LAB.