Friday, November 5, 2010

Anne Lindberg

Anne Lindberg, raume yellow, 2010, installation view

old brain
thread, 650 pounds
28 by 5 feet, by 8 inches
also exhibited in Decelerate at
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, Missouri 2006

insomnia 03
pencil on vellum with archival pigmented print
28 by 34 inches
private collection, Mission, Kansas

My current artist to drool over is Anne Lindberg. I recently went to an artist talk at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS. She was whitty, eloquent, and simply a joy to listen to. Her work is beautiful. Haunting.

At the Nerman, her piece was an installation of various yellow threads. So simple. Yet bright and brilliant. Glowing. And a little disorienting. I am going to sit in front of it one of these days. Just right there on the gallery floor.

Today is the day!

The pile has reached its end. Now the time has come to install. I am hoping to possible get a camera which I can use to take shots every 5-10 mins. Then compile the shots into a video.
Hopefully I can obtain a camera from media services. If not then Zach (my husband) knows of some free software which would do this on his point and shoot camera.

Wish me and my helpers luck and if any of you wanna help, come on down to the Kansas Union Tunnel, all day today or sunday!

Here is a little daily St. Augustine to drool over:
"So many mind gave over to question thereupon with my spirit, it being filled with the images of formed bodies, and changing and varying them, as it willed; and I bent myself to the bodies themselves and looked more deeply into their changableness, by which they ceased to be what they have been and begin to be what they were not; and this same shifting from form to form, I suspected to be through a certain formless state."


Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Confessions" St. Augustine

" For, occupying the lowest stage, they are less beautiful than the other higher parts are, transparent all and shining"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Pile gets bigger

And it's a wednesday morning.....

I have decided that I wish to live the life of this kitten.

Found this website today from FiberArts. I have always wanted to visit because of their advertisements. Today I finally did. They are a wonderful shop in New York, NY.
Visit and Enjoy!

This photo was a wonderful surprise found on my camera. A detail of the felt structure taken by someone...........a lovely bit of quiet beauty.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Felt Cylinder

Jonathan, Zach and I putting together this wonderful structure.
It has been wonderful and hard to ask for help.
With installation work it is key to have a team. The people who have been helping me have been great. Plus it is way more fun than doing this by myself.

In process. ...

The pile grows ever bigger.

a void place....

Catherine Spencer
a void place...

November 8 - December 6, 2010
Kansas Union Tunnel

I am creating an installation!
I apologize for my EXTENDED absence from the blog world but my return lines up quiet nicely with when I left last fall. Excited about the way God has opened the door for this installation, we
(my helpers and I!) shall proceed boldly!
Today I will be working on a press release, which is new territory, but with help from the internet and my fellow professors I hope to write something worthy of rousing some interest.

Currently there is a giant felt cylinder residing in my studio. A temporary structure which I am using to create my fabric sculptures. It is lovely to be surrounded by strange things.

The list of possible projects from the temporary structure:
-Fill with jello.
-resembling a large swimming pool.
-an object of desire which people love to touch.
- "oooo its warm in here"
-putting hamsters inside the structure.
-Fill with bouncy balls and ping pong balls.

More images later!