Last Tuesday afternoon, (April 14th) I went as a member of the ad hoc Community Center Advisory Committee on a tour of the new Lexington Community Center. The former Scottish Right Regional Headquarters at 39 Marrett Rd is being renovated to become the new Community Center for Lexington.
For an upcoming exhibit at the Lexington Historical Society, I am building a model of a house in Lexington that was built as part of the mid-Century Modern style.
This page records my thoughts as I created this model. I started thinking about this project in November 2014 when Rick Beyer and Elaine Doran approached me and asked if I was interested in creating a model for an exhibit to be staged by the Lexington Historical Society in May of 2015. They asked me based on my prior efforts in creating paper models of historic houses in Lexington. But, they wanted the model to be much larger than I had ever done in paper, and I decided to somehow use foamcore so that the sides would be stiffer.
The exhibit got postponed until June (good thing). Here are some milestones:
What follows are notes of my thoughts and changes in plans as I worked on this model. Lot's of things changed as I went through the process of exploration, design, experimentation (anybody need a lot of unneeded coffee stirrers?), iteration, test builds, and finally building the actual model.
I have learned a lot, which for me is the reward of doing this.
In all of the photo galleries below, move your pointer over a thumbnail to see a caption, click on the thumbnail to see a larger size of the picture.