Friday, June 28, 2013

The art of installation

I have been remiss in posting regularly - however, I have a grand excuse. The installation piece I am doing for the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is galloping along at a good clip, just as well the deadline is just around the corner.
I have changed my mind on nearly every aspect of it, and every time I do I think the whole project has been improved. I am heading in to the final stretch with it and I am pleased with it.
A friend stopped by a couple of days ago and as I walked her through it, she gasped and tears came to her eyes. This is a huge compliment. I was so moved, I got tears in my eyes!
I am nearly finished the scary process of sealing the watercolour paper pieces in to the burlap. When I put the goo on it and the painting completely disappears under a white film, all you can do is think, "It will reappear. It will reappear." But I can't help holding my breath each time.
I have 3 more pieces to sew on to the burlap, attach the dowels and get rocks for ballast. Then it will be done. Here is a 30-second video of 2 of the panels just to pique your interest -  All images © Anne Jenkins. All Rights Reserved.
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The art of sculpture

I have always had a yen to try sculpture, and now, thanks to the award I received from the Delaware Div of the Arts, I have. And I love it! I spent time in Maine, a gloriously beautiful state in the NE of the USA and I drove my talented teacher, Anne Alexander quite crazy during our intensive one-on-one workshop. I am a lousey student. I chose to do stone and we worked on alabaster. I made 1 and a half... here is the first "Warm Welcome" (in honour of my youngest nephew and his wife giving our small family the joy of their second son's arrival the day I started the course!)