Ben, Maysey, and I began installing Parts to the Whole yesterday and got the majority up. I went for a long run this morning in a beautiful Memphis park, and am waiting for Maysey to get back from yoga. We'll head over to the Medicine Factory and finish it. It looks very, very good, and I feel very, very good about it. Images to come.
On another note, my family lost one of our dearest and oldest friends last Saturday, Joel Chinman. It was sudden and hit us like a storm. Rest in peace, Joel.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We (me and the work) leave for Memphis Thursday afternoon to install and celebrate Parts to the Whole. Back in August, as I was sending Maysey images of the sculptures, I got this comment from her on the work and want to share and preserve it.
I know they are tiny, but they have a monumentality. The ones toward the end that are starting to spread horizontally are really interesting, and a nice foil to the ones ... which are more clumping or dense. It is like there is a magneticism happening, a way they are drawing themselves in, because, they don't feel singular. Each piece feels like a gathering. A gathering of fragments, of little souls, of voices, ideas, perspectives. And each one presents a different conversation/outcome. I'm SO excited about this show.
Well, me too.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I am On The Other Side. GO Brooklyn was a thoroughly positive experience. Having real people walk into my real studio and engage was affirming beyond anything I could write. I needed this more than I knew, and got more from it than I anticipated. What a gift! A circle of people who are motivated to experience and understand what I am doing and talk with me about it! My confidence in this work is confirmed, and my understanding of the necessity of this studio is complete. These sculptures have been waiting a long time to be made. Next week they (and others, plus three drawings) hit the road for Memphis.