Sunday, May 25, 2014

Australian Installation Published Online

The Tarpspace installation I did in Australia was so cool, and it's still up in Gidgegannup. The project organizers have just published images on their website, and you can have a look! I wrote about it on November 22 on ART ROLLS ON.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities Almost Finished

Here are some images of the almost-completed Cabinet of Curiosities! I wanted to take some photos before I installed the plexiglass, which is hard to photograph because of the reflections. The buttons you see next to the openings are what will hold the plexiglass that will seal all the display spaces. Plexi will also go on top of the segmented shallow box on the top.

Here's a view that shows the piece from the other side, with the drawer open.

And a closeup of the drawer and top. I haven't completely committed to what will be displayed in the drawers. I'm thinking that I'll give whoever buys the piece a chance to collaborate on that. Right now it's got modified cabinet cards and tintypes.

I've written faux taxonomic descriptions of the three birds in the lower display boxes, all from the genus Avemlignea -- collosinuosae, osaexternis, and dulcefaciens (below).

And here's the bird it describes (image taken before it was inserted into the Cabinet):

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities in Progress

I've been working on a Cabinet of Curiosities that I've re-purposed from the chest called Tool Box.

It's now a faux old oak cabinet with some of the birds from my Parade series, images from an reprinted old atlas of biological illustrations (given to me by Ellen Bresler), and will soon have a top with compartments to display curiosities (thanks to Trevor Tait, the shop teacher at Twinfield School).

These are some of the goodies that will be displayed in the top compartment, under plexiglass.


Hanging Disarmed in New Home

This piece found a new home this week, and here it is hanging in its new spot. It's so wonderful when a piece finds people who respond to it; it's like discovering a person who gets you and likes to hang out with you (hanging seems to be the theme here...).