Well, a lot can change in a day, and not a moment too soon! The big wall drawing, I'm delighted to say, is close to being finished. On Monday I will re-work one hand and make some adjustments as needed, (based on having fresh and rested eyes), and that will be it.
This morning Kal picked up my chain links from the powder coater and while I've only seen portions of the results peeking out from their protective wrappings, I think it's safe to say that they look gorgeous!
Discussed installation for the sculpture pieces with Michael, the wonderful installer they use at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Installing is his business, he does it for all kinds of galleries/museums including big ones, and based on this week I would hire him too. So calm and friendly, full of quiet competence and great can-do attitude. Just what you need in the stress of installing a show.
No actual installation happened today for my chain link sculpture as we figured out that we need to exchange one hardware item for the next size up to make things easier. So Monday morning that will get started, then I'll finish the drawing, then – after some clean-up – the sculpture pieces can be fully installed.
Somehow it's hard to believe we're at that point already; if all goes well my whole show will be up by the end of Monday. Failing that we still have Tuesday. The show will be open to the public on July 1 since Celebration Square in Mississauga will have throngs of people then.
In the meantime there is still the final drawing layer to do on 4 of 6 of the drapery panels. A friend is coming on the weekend to help out with that, bless her :-)
I'm looking forward to a long sleep tonight and a weekend of not being as dirty as a coal miner! Hope you have a lovely weekend too, even if it rains as they are predicting here.
If you missed my earlier reports on this installation:
Day One (click here)
Day Two (click here)
Today things really came together on the wall: it became a drawing rather than an underdrawing.
As a visual artist I like nothing more than getting up to my elbows in paint or little plastic toys, or wading in at the deep end in pursuit of an idea. When I am not teaching others in a similar vein, you can find me researching, writing and noodling around in my studio, seeing where my latest lines of inquiry lead me.
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