Well, it's important to have a plan, but there is often a difference between an installation and its plan! Tuesday was a good example of that as unexpected problems arose when we followed the plan I'd so carefully worked out.
Figuring out how and how much to deviate at least tripled how long it took to hang the red chain link portions of the room.
Putting up the drapery panels went more smoothly and made the space instantly feel softer, less hard-angled. Please note, whether you see these in person or just online, all of the pattern on each panels is painstakingly hand-drawn – metres and metres of it! – in both black and white.
The discoveries we made weren't confined to problems, there were also serendipitous ones along the way. I hadn't planned to draw on the floor of the room, but that's just what happened in effect once the light hit those hanging strands of chain link. Made me very happy. I shot the video below as soon as I realized what was happening.
I hope you can join me tomorrow (Thursday, July 2) for the opening, but if not, perhaps for my talk on July 25 or a third date I will set so some of those who missed the first two dates can visit the show while I am there to talk to and answer questions.
Meanwhile, for anyone out of town who cannot make it, I will continue to post images/updates, just not on a daily basis!
Thanks so much everyone for your messages and interest. I am very much buoyed up by your support.
The discoveries we made weren't confined to problems, there were also serendipitous ones along the way.
I hadn't planned to draw on the floor of the room, but that's just what happened in effect once the light hit those hanging strands of chain link.
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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