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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

feeding frenzie

A big part of this project so far has been all the media attention. Yesterday was a press invite day. members from all different papers, stations, and museums were roaming the still maturing grounds getting the inside scoop of the whole park. I like talking about the island and even though i was answering the same type of questions, i never really felt like i was repeating myself too much. Most of the stuff is still interesting to me and i know that i would want to hear about it too so it’s easier for me to remain enthusiastic. I don’t think i’ll ever get used to being photographed and taped, however. The craziest part is i don’t feel like i’m worth all this attention. i’m the same dork that i’ve always been. But i’m lucky enough to live on an island that i didn’t build so everyone is excited to talk to me. It feels a little in-sensere and undeserved, but sometimes it’s still nice.

Another exciting thing is that Dave from the Indy Star participated in our FIRST ISLAND TRADE. he was doing an interview and he brought a deck of cards. i was caught off guard so i drew him a quick sketch to celebrate the occasion. We are on our way.

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