After about 24 hours of somewhat irritating travel I have arrived at Pedvale Open Air Museum and Sculpture Park to start working with a diverse group of artists on creating major new sculptures for the collection. This is all a run-up to the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art ( ICCCIA ) which will take place here in Latvia June 19-23, 2014.The day has been filled with selecting and moving large granite boulders, obtaining more materials and equipment for the symposium and the conference, and helping the artists get their processes under way. I will start to post images tomorrow as well as text about each days’ happenings and events. For now please check out the tweet that I sent out earlier today which does have an image. Ojars feldbergs the sculptor who established and runs the Pedvale Sculpture Park and Tamsie Ringler who is Chair of this conference were hands-on with preparations when I took this shot. They have been working very hard for the past 6 months preparing for this day. Good things are happening here and I an delighted to share them with you. Please follow this blog and comment if you see something of interest. Thanks for your support.