Friday, August 19, 2016
Studio Place Arts has a public installation project called Soft Bomb Barre in downtown Barre, through August 27, and I am participating with Find the Cutie.
I hid twelve soft dolls (see below; each about 18" high) in the the windows of 12 different businesses on Main Street in Barre. It was really hot on the day I put them out, but I think it's been fun for folks to search for them! Here they are in a group in my studio:
These little figures are built of red fleece and red yarn over a wire armature, so they are flexible and can be configured in different ways. I made them about 20 years ago, and installed them several times in hanging groups I called Falling People (seen below in an exhibit at the Lazy Pear Gallery in Montpelier).
When re-purposing them for this project, I wrapped them in yellow and orange yarns, and made clothing out of fabric and donated sock waste. I guess anything can be a "found object," even my own old work...
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I haven't posted about the exhibit called STAIRS that I did at the Jaquith Library in Marshfield because I was so busy with the installation at the Berlin Mall. But finally here are some images and information about that show!
On the left wall above I hung eleven images that are on the pull-out trays of the piece called Two, sitting on the shelf. I posted previously about this piece here, where you can see all eleven of the images.
The other sculptural piece on the shelf is Stairs.
The exhibit also had a group of photographic images. My husband, RD Eno, and I were in New Orleans during the early part of 2016, and I took a lot of digital photographs of the fronts of houses in Mid City and printed them in black and white. Later, I placed objects (some collected in New Orleans) on those prints and then re-photographed them and printed those shots in color.
On the right above (and below) you see a staircase on which some of the objects in the photographs were displayed.
The opening reception was on Friday, May 27, and RD Eno presented a reading from his work (poetry and prose) at 7PM. The exhibit ran from May 23 - July 16, 2016.
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