Gentlemen, received my Busker sates yesterday and all I can say is WOW!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!! Marc you've really knocked it out of the park with these. The attention to detail is stunning! They really do look creepy (like from an old schoolhouse). I also love you ideas about using the twine to flip it over casually. And the idea of smearing the whole slate with a chalk dusting while leaving the middle rubbed off for the writing is fantastic! Way more justified than simply having plain writing on a clean slate.
Anyways, I must admit that when I placed the order for these (as I was looking for a while to get a good set of slates), I was a bit hesitant thinking that I had just spent that much cash on a few slates. But after seeing these beauties in real life, I couldn't be happier with my decision and would've paid twice as much.
Brian via email
I had the great pleasure of watching The Unrest come together as Vic went from 'brilliant moment of inspiration' to (months later) the prototype pieces and ultimately to ECSSII and the unveiling.
I am the burstingly proud owner of an Artist's Proof of this stellar effect and, although I very seldom perform work not my own, The Unrest is right up my street and will be a regular in my rota of performance pieces. Simple, clean (squeaky), logical, well-made, visually inviting, emotionally compelling, and extremely effective--what more could a bizarrist desire?
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. - Prof BC
I was fortunate enough to procur the last one that Vic had at ECSS II (#4)! I am very excited to own this and I believe anyone that views this masterpiece relic will decide it's a must have for any story-telling piece of theatre!
- Rob S