Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pushing forward with work for 2011 Zephyr Show

Gosh, can't believe I haven't blogged about the installation/environmental piece going on in the studio since Oct, 2010. Just an example of how crazy it gets trying to work on large-scale-installation work, other smaller stuff, teach, raise children, etc. The images below were taken today. They are of Todd Smith working on one of his pieces for our upcoming show at Zephyr Gallery. The show opens April 1, 2011 so we are down to crunch time. Both of our work is taking up so much space we can no longer share my studio, so Todd is working outside of my studio in sub-freezing temps. Ug!

This is one of his "nest" pieces he is constructing out of cuttings from the Crape Myrtles in my front yard. I knew I had been saving these cuttings, done over a year ago, for something.
The images below are the installation going on inside my studio and are my work. Unlike the installation/environmental piece I did at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, this piece involves me weaving back into the strips hanging from the wall.

All of the images in this post are a small example of the work being done for a much larger environmental installation going up at Zephyr Gallery in March. This whole process, much like other shows, can be frustrating, exciting, and disappointing at times. Like many other artists working on large-scale pieces I couldn't do it without the support of other organizations, family, and close friends. -more on that in next post. Todd and I will be doing a gallery talk in mid-April 2011 about our process for this show.

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